What does that's alright then mean in a certain situation
If you go up to someone and ask them how they are, they answer and then they ask you how you are. Then you tell them that you are okay and they say "that's alright then" What are you supposed to say next? Are they dismissing you? Are they patronising you? Does this mean that the conversation is over from their point of view and they do not want to talk to you more? This person knows that I am shy get in a muddle and that I want to talk to them as I have told them so but I have not spoken to them for a number of weeks and until I had asked them how they were I had been very shy with them . no longer going to talk to them as I used to and not been friendly due to nerves even though they were saying hello to me when they saw me.