Friday, October 14, 2005

Concerning Sneezing

One of the Cardinals in my office has a severe cold. I told him to go home, but he insists on working. He sits in the office next to me, and I can hear practically everything he does--which mostly includes playing snood.

Anyway, he sneezed about 10 times in a row this morning. I managed to say "Bless You" after the first three sneezes, but then it just started getting ridiculous. I told him that three blessings is the limit.

Later this afternoon, a group of us were in a meeting room and he sneezed again. All the other Cardinals said "Bless You" except me. They all looked at me in shock. I told them that I already blessed him three times in the morning.

They weren't very happy with my answer.

20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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10/14/2005 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Uncle Rico said...

My, I'm glad anonymous likes your blog.

Anyway, you're German, right? Mix in a gesundheit once in a while.

10/14/2005 4:30 PM  
Blogger Udi said...

lol. Bless you

10/14/2005 5:03 PM  
Blogger Krepke said...

Uh oh, now you have the other cardinals nervous. They wonder why you din't bless the sneezing one. They're thinking 'Do you know something they don't? Is there some reason he should not be blessed?' Better come out with a memo, before they start shunning him, or try to wall him into a tower.

Uh OH-, jetzt haben Sie die anderen nervösen Kardinäle. Sie wundern
sich, warum Sie din't das Niesen segnen. Sie denken, daß ' Sie etwas
wissen, das sie nicht? Gibt es etwas Grund, den er nicht gesegnet
werden sollte?' Bessere herausgekommen worden mit einem Protokoll,
bevor sie anfangen, ihn zu meiden, oder versuchen wall ihn in einen
Aufsatz.

10/14/2005 9:55 PM  
Anonymous sinner said...

Why not have podcasts or iPod TV downloads with blessings from Your Holiness for sneezes in a bunch of different languages? This could be a real cash cow for the Church. The possibilities are endless...imagine also a Special Papal Edition iPod nano. Way cool.

10/15/2005 1:24 AM  
Blogger dAAve said...

Your Holiness

Being a lifelong Houston Astros fan, I tell the Cardinals to go home every year. Repeatedly. In fact, they are all here playing the Astros all weekend. Watch 'em on TV. They ain't nothing to sneeze at.

yours in service
HP

10/15/2005 1:46 AM  
Blogger Åñèè§å said...

he's a smart 1 isn't he...he wants all ur blessings....lil scum

10/15/2005 2:32 AM  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Your Holiness,

Three blesses from you is worth a 100 by a bunch of Cardinals. You are not to be questioned.

AhhhhChooooo. Would you please bless me?

10/15/2005 11:38 PM  
Anonymous Georg said...

If at first you don`t succeed, try, try, try again.

10/16/2005 3:50 AM  
Blogger dddragon said...

(I used to play snood alot. couldn't help myself.)

No one should EVER question you!! How dare they!!?

10/16/2005 8:48 PM  
Blogger JBlue said...

I so hate when people keep sneezing and expecting you to bless them every time. I'm like, take some Claritin, you jerk. Geez.

10/17/2005 7:41 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

I have a 2 blessings limit.

I hate it when sick people continue to come to work in an effort to infect the whole office. I bet Europe could've been spared the Black Plague if only Cindy would've stayed home a day when she was sick!

10/17/2005 7:16 PM  
Blogger Time Bandit said...

Too much blessing could be very bad. You don't want him to be holier than thou, would you?

10/18/2005 5:30 AM  
Anonymous The Pagan said...

Dear Mr. Pope,
Isnt there such a thing as blessing overkill? Just a thought.

10/18/2005 9:10 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Three Papal blessings was quite enough for one person for one day, being that I haven't had my blog blessed by you in a LONG while.

10/19/2005 4:17 AM  
Blogger JBlue said...

You bless blogs? I want my blog blessed!

10/19/2005 5:29 AM  
Blogger actonbell said...

What's snood? I sneeze a lot, and would be forever-blessed with ONE blessing from you!

10/20/2005 1:36 AM  
Blogger Pink Lemonade Diva said...

I just bless someone for the entire day. get it out of the way early and get on w/ the Minesweeper. I mean work.

10/20/2005 10:00 PM  
Blogger Dew said...

Because we in my profession (or what passes for one) are such total tools, we say to the allergy sufferers, "Let the record reflect a standing "Bless you" for today." See, uh, it's an inside reference to registering a standing objection with the Court.... Yeah. Like I said. Tools.

10/21/2005 2:41 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

A three blessing sneezr limit is perfectly reasonable Your Holiness, you just remind them who's boss!

10/21/2005 11:45 AM  

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