Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 10:26:41 -0400

From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: The compassionate "Bless you"

This stereotype of uncivil New Yorkers is once again refuted. New Yorkers


brusque, but often quite compassionate. "Bless You" is just one example of

the unheralded side of this misunderstood breed of urban animal.

So who needs compassion for a sneeze? I would rather have it if I fell down

unconscious on the sidewalk--but the people would just step over me, right?

Except for the guy who stopped to lift my wallet. Harumph.