May 28, 2006

Bless you. Not.

Filed under: India — Chris @ 5:07 am

There are no bless-you’s when you sneeze around here. It’s disconcerting. It shouldn’t be. I think even the most religiously observant (and I am not) would concede there’s no real necessity to invoke God every time you get some dust in your nose. (OK, perhaps the extremely observant would not pass up an opportunity to invoke God. Nevertheless…) I don’t believe in God, and I don’t believe a sneeze represents habitation by evil spirits or some loss of vital essence, but I believe very strongly that somebody should say “Bless you” after I sneeze! (I’ll settle for a secular “Gezundheit”.)


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