Question of the Day

What do you say, if anything, when someone sneezes? What do you like people to say to you when you sneeze?

I usually say "gesundheit," which is German for "good health." (Or occasionally "bless you.") I prefer "gesundheit," because it feels so practical and affable to me, wishing someone good health.

Iain got a terrible cold for his birthday and has sneezed approximately nine gazillion times (give or take a bajillion) in the last three days. I've never heard anyone sneeze so much in my life. I'm amazed he hasn't smashed his own rib cage to bits.

I'm going to start saying, "Shut the fuck up!" when he sneezes, and see if it helps.

Because I care.

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