Friday, April 30, 2010

humorous exchanges...

... it's allergy season and I am not immune. After a particular sneezing fit I noticed my protestant co-worker failed to say "bless you" but instead when on to explain "I thought Catholics couldn't receive blessings from protestants because you don't think our blessings are valid, so I wasn't sure what to say."

17 comments:

Piotrek said...

"Sure we can. It's just that we're immune to them, so have at it."

3puddytats said...

I say "Bless You" to my Buddist coworker when he sneezes and he appreciates it..

Allergy season is in full fluff here too in Utah..

Sara

nazareth priest said...

Blessings are blessings. Period.
I "feel your pain"...can't breathe (asthma); ended up in the hospital for a nice stay of two days.
Thank you, Jesus!

Just another mad Catholic said...

I had a Cough as well NP:), + my computer was in the repair shop for a week :)

John (Ad Orientem) said...

Uggg I had the worst allergy attack in a long time last night As much as I hated doing it, I broke down and popped a couple of Benadryl. Predictably they just about knocked me out. But at least they got the allergy attack under control.

Nan said...

Benadryl? *shudder.* I'm told I get high from that shit. All I know is I don't like at and am non-functional if I take it.

Lydia McGrew said...

Be a wimp. Go to the doctor and get a prescription for Singulair. It is _so_ worth it. If you can't bring yourself to do that, at least try buying Claritin OTC. It's kind of a feeble antihistamine but at least doesn't require a script. But treating allergies regularly over a period of week is the way to go. I never even realized how many symptoms I was having until they went away.

Only thing is, last time I got a Singulair script filled, I read the fine print for some dumb reason and found all these bizarre warnings on it about "increased/new feelings of depression/thoughts of suicide." Why do they _do_ these things? But since I've been taking it for years already with no such side effects, I knew it was just some lawyer baloney and ignored it.

Denis said...

Is it just my imagination, or are allergies becoming worse and more prevalent?

John said...

Denis, maybe we're becoming wimpier and not toughing out our spring "cold" like we used to.

Terry Nelson said...

You still work with Angela, don't you.

That was a good slam though.

Big Fan said...

Mix up mild, warm salt water, pour it in your hand, then, over the sink, "snuff" it up your nose. Blow it right back out, then blow your nose thoroughly. Dr told me to do this 10 years ago, and my allergies have virtually disappeared. I do it every morning. No need for fancy gear, your hand works fine.

nazareth priest said...

Nan: Hate to say this; non-functional is my "focus" sometimes; the dr directed me to take Benedryl at night to help me sleep.
It works wonders (with chronic pain and sleep apnea)...during the day it makes me, also, a zombie.
Allergies and asthma, "get behind me Satan"!
And John: I have never had allergy/asthma problems like I do today; I don't think it is because we are "wimpier"...something else is at work; even the pharmacist when I got my prescription for allergy meds said he has never suffered like he has this Spring.
And I spent two days in the hospital because I could not breathe without effort and my heart was pounding out of my chest.

Just another mad Catholic said...

I swear by lemsip

Scott said...

I have been following your blog for quite a while and have always found it amusing. But this... this was frickin' hilarious!

my life said...

I must be weird!!! I am a protestant,but whenever I hear someone sneeze I always say "bless you" I never thought saying bless you was being religous--I say it to people who if passing by me in the street,happen to sneeze,I just say "bless you"

Tina in Ashburn said...

Your co-worker is right. Good thing she didn't waste her breath.

[you thought I'd put a serious comment on THIS blog?!?]

淑慧 said...

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