I consider myself somewhat of a Grammar Deputy, as I feel like Grammar Nazi is too harsh and possibly racist. Grammar Police sounds more like a full time position. But, Grammar Deputy is right up my alley. It's low key, part-time, the kind of job I can contribute to, when I feel the need. As a Deputy, I can judge silently when others make grammar mistakes, but I'm not contractually obligated to make corrections.
So, it kind of catches me off guard when I'm in the midst of some small talk, and am suddenly intimidated by the other person's grammar prowess. You've probably found yourself in a similar situation. Here's what I mean. Take, for example, the initial polite greeting:
Them: Hi, how are you?
Me: I'm good. How are you?
Them: I'm well.
Dammit! Was I supposed to say' I'm well'. Is that the only reason they answered 'well', to inform me of the proper answer to that question? Because, I do feel like I'm 'good' and not necessarily 'well'. Quite frankly, I'm never well. It's not a word I use on the regular.
I feel like I'm good.
I'm a good writer.
I'm a good mother.
I'm a good homemaker.
I'm a good fitted-sheet-folder.
I'm a pretty good cook.
'Good' works in so many scenarios.
Do you want another slice of pie? 'No, I'm good.'