I’ve gone through this conversation so often recently; I should just hand out a script; so here it is.
Setting: I appear with a removable cast/splint on my right forearm, wrist and elbow.
Person: “What happened to your arm?”
I look at my left arm and then I reply: “Noting, why do you ask?”
(Slight moan at weak humor.)
Then I state: “I had surgery on my elbow.”
Person: “Did you break it?”
Me:” No, it is a chronic repetitive stress injury – tennis elbow.”
Person: “Do you play tennis.”