Despite the way they have been running around with their hair on fire lately, things can’t be going too badly for liberals, or they would find something better to grouse about than people who are polite enough to say “Bless you” when someone else sneezes. New York Daily Snooze gives various reasons why this practice must be abolished:
You never know who you’re trying to bless and not everyone’s going to be receptive of your random act of kindness. Atheists, for example, might respond to a “bless you” with a roll of the eyes. Someone of another faith may not appreciate your blessings if they perceive you to be of another (potentially opposing) set of beliefs.
You never know, saying “Bless you” to a Muslim might trigger a terror attack.
If that didn’t convince you, here’s another reason:
Nobody likes to be interrupted — and that includes sneezing. There are few things more frustrating than losing a sneeze and that’s exactly what happens when you’re faced with a premature “bless you.” And then, we’re expected to say “thank you” after the unwanted blessing, killing off any hope of a super-gratifying sneeze encore.
Okay, that reason was idiotic too. Let’s try another:
It’s an unnecessary expectation to put on others. In the absence of a “bless you,” an alternative could be for the sneezer to say “excuse me,” as one might with any other involuntary bodily function (ok, gas). That might take the onus off the sneeze witness and allow us all to carry on without worrying we’re committing a serious social faux pas.
Apparently the “serious social faux pas” is saying “Bless you.”
It must be tough on moonbats having to wait until December to renew their war on people who wish each other a merry Christmas. Good thing this guy didn’t keep his festering nastiness bottled up all year, or it might have come spraying out in an even uglier form, like snot from a sneeze.
On tips from Sean C and Torcer.