Friday, April 07, 2006

Curb the "Bless Yous"

We have a lot of "Blessers" in our class. You know these people. They feel the need to say "bless you" whenever someone near them sneezes regardless of the situation. Normally this wouldn't bother me. It's actually a nice courtesy, like holding the door for someone, but my classmates of course take it too far.

Another problem is that there aren't 1 or 2 of them, there are no fewer than 5 "Blessers" in the class. So when someone sneezes you hear from all around the room (and very loudly mind you) "bless you......bless you.....bless you......oh bless you........bless you, dear".

OK, OK, someone sneezed so you want to bless them so their spirit doesn't get away, or whatever nonsense started the tradition, but must you rudely interrupt the instructor in the middle of the lecture. Have some respect for the speaker.

Because of this problem, I have made a very big effort to never sneeze in class, as I don't want to be the cause of all the %$*#@ing "bless yous" that would surely follow. However, there are still 5 more months of classroom work and I don't know how much longer I can hold out. I just pray I don't get a cold or suddenly start suffering from allergies or we may never learn anything in there ever again for all the blessing that would inevitably be going on.

So do me a favor, the next time someone near you sneezes go ahead and say bless you if you want to, but please be respectful of the situation and for the love of god don't yell it from across the room, you will only make people want to slash your tires.

3 comments:

kristen said...

I can see how that would be annoying!
You'll have a blast in Vegas! Where are you staying? When I went several years ago, we were at the Bellagio the same time they were filming Ocean's 11. It was pretty cool! Have fun!

Eve C. said...

Blahhh ha ha ha! I know those "bless you" persons! They are in my class too! Before, they would whisper it (like I do, but quietly and I don't say it if more than 2 people have already said it) but now they just seem obnoxious! And it does interfere with the lecture! Drives me nuts! Along with Professor Knowitall and Sir humpalot I'm ready scream, "can't we just freaking learn from the instructor and act like adults in college!!!!" Oh, I need a break! Have a great weekend!

Katie said...

Wouldn't school be much more tolerable if we were able to kick our annoying classmates out?