I just say, 'Get away from me you infected cretin!'
I stopped saying "bless you" when I took my first real steps into atheism for exactly that reason. I just ignore the sneeze altogether like I would if the person had coughed.
It really makes you think about how odd of a custom it is.
I usually say gesundheit, which means "good health". My husband refuses to give up "bless you" and even *shutters* "god bless you". Oh well.
I cannot believe that my first post on TA was coaxed out of me by a slanderous devil woman with the same last name and great dane as I. (me? i aint got time for no grammering)
May the Almighty Lord and Savior, through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, bless you each and every time you sneeze, my darling wife.
Be thankful that I am merely toying with the idea of adopting the phrase above as my automatic sneeze reply. XD
Doesn't look like the same last name to me. Just saying.
But it will take more than a silver tongue to reveal my true identity to the dangerous atheists of the internets.
Samuel B Mrakovich
Well played Dev, well played.
Also....I meant shudders....not shutters....ugh.
If they are very religious I sometimes tell them that every time they sneeze an angel dies....lol.
you wicked thing, you! lol