Bless You

Decided to start randomly saying “Bless you!” like when someone sneezes but without waiting for a sneeze, sort of preemptive, or maybe just to see how people would react, like when I spent the day riding up and down the elevator, greeting everyone as they got on and wishing them a good day when they exited. Mostly people smiled, but some ducked out without looking at me. Eye contact can be awkward. Maybe tomorrow I’ll hold the front door open at the building where I work, or hold up a ‘free hugs’ sign in the lobby.

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