Big Top by Rob Harrell for January 24, 2021
Wink: Bless you. Dusty: What? Wink: I said "bless you." Dusty: Why? I coughed. I didn't sneeze. Wink: I know. It just felt right. Dusty: So, you're just making up your own rules now? Dusty: Maybe I am. Dusty: So, what if I hiccup? Or burp? Are you gonna bless me then? Wink: Maybe I will. Dusty: Well, don't. It's not part of the social contract. It throws everything off. Soon, we'll be running around like a bunch of popes, blessing every sigh and sniffle. It'll be chaos. Sheesh! Wink: Bless you.