Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 10:26:41 -0400 From: Ron Butters Subject: The compassionate "Bless you" >This stereotype of uncivil New Yorkers is once again refuted. >New Yorkers are >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.