Friday, April 10, 2009

On Sneezing Politesse

Here in the allergen capital that is East Tennessee, the 500Jerk Spouse and I have the following exchange of words each spring and fall--oh, I don't know--maybe a thousand times a day.

500Jerk Spouse: ACHOO!
500Jerk: Bless you.
500Jerk Spouse: Excuse me.
500Jerk: You’re welcome.
500Jerk Spouse: Thank you.

The 500Jerk Spouse's chronic inability to get this sequence right is amusing to me, and now to my children. Even after fifteen years together, he still can't quite get the hang of it.

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