Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 18:23:57 EDT
From: Julia Cochran COCPROFS[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: hello/good-bye
On Fri, 24 Oct 1997 12:35:38 -0400 Ron Butters said:
I don't agree. "Bless you!" as conversational opener is pretty rare--the
idea of waiting around for strangers to sneeze before talking to them is
Of course it is. Conversational openers hadn't really occurred to me. I was
thinking more of an excuse to make contact and acknowledge another human being.
For those so inclined, sneezing provides only one of many such opportunities
-- other such situations abound as well.
happen, as with a dropped package--but conversation-initiation is incidental,