Its "cookie-cutter" content easily applies to a broad range of situations but rings especially true at the end of those precious first days of school (or a new job) when we wait "anxiously" for an answer as if a single word (e.g. alright, good) could convey the complete truth and legitimize the silence that follows.
Regardless of the context, when we ask or answer the "How was your day?" question, the words, as scripted above, roll off tongues almost effortlessly, yet robotically. This level of inquiry, in essence, requires little -- in its design, its articulation or its response.