Tuesday, April 04, 2006
"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