Friday, January 23, 2009

The Sneeze Factor

Everybody does it. So why does everyone do it differently? Why do some people sneeze so loud that it actually scares people? I am surrounded by annoying people with strange sneezing habits. It is especially bad at work. I used to sit next to this woman who would always sneeze a minimum of three times. But it could total five. And she also practically screams Achoo each time. There is another woman in another part of my office that is an Achoo screamer too. The absolute worst is the guy that sits on the other side of my cubicle. He is not so much a screamer but the sound coming out of him makes me want to duck under my desk to avoid a potential germ shower. He also has another unique trait. He sounds like a horn when blowing his nose.

Hey guy, what's wrong with using the restroom to play your instrument? Please. And one other thing dude, Cover your face, wash your hands and please stay out of the breakroom when blowing your nose!!!

There is also one woman that yells, "Isn't anyone going to bless me?" if someone doesn't immediately 'bless her' after she sneezes. Achoo screaming woman number one has personally taken on this task because she is also a 'bless you' militant. Me and another woman sneeze very quietly and this is always met with, "That wasn't even a real sneeze." Felt like one to me thank you.

I even live with this at home because Corvette is an Achoo screamer too. He scared our grandaughter Butterfly so much at Christmas that she actually said, "GRANDPA!!" I asked him why he sneezes that way and he said it was to get it out. Huh?

Well, sorry about the sneezing rant but I had to "get it out".


Blogger AirmanMom said...

julie...if you don't mind, as long as you have opened the floor regarding the sneeze...may I add the 'sneeze-smell'? oh my goodness...I don't do well with it at all.
thanks for letting me vent!


January 27, 2009 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

AirmanMom, gulp...I don't think I want to know what that is!

January 28, 2009 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Keith said...

There's a new way to respond to a sneeze that carries across an office and down the hall. It creates a whole new phenomenon when several people do it at the same time. You might not want word of it to reach your office, but there may be no way to stop it. All you may be able to do is delete this comment so you don't contribute to the spread of the GAZOON HIGH TWIZZLE. See it in animation at

January 29, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

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