Random musings of the "off" guy

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Not making a lot of noise when blowing your nose, not making a mess while eating, opening a door for someone with full arms; they all have a purpose, they all make sence... except one.

"Bless you" after someone sneezes

Why? I am sure back in the day (1600s) someone needed blessed when they might be sick because you had a high percentage of dying. Today’s medicine and inoculations ensures all of mankind will be able to survive any minor disease.

What is the purpose of saying it now? Are you acknowledging them sneezing? Are you forgiving them for sneezing? A cough is exactly like a sneeze just from a different orifice; why not forgive them for coughing too?

I hate doing something that makes no sence because society says it should be done... so I don't
David 2:46 PM


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