Dear Funny Problems,
Okay, so my problem is that I have huge, explosive loud sneezes. They happen at home, on the train, at work, at dinner etc. I have no warning, they just come over me like a wave. Some people are scared, concerned, weirded out. I never know what to say. Thoughts?
Dear Kathy Kathleen
I like your problem very much. And if I had a friend who had big crazy sneezes I would never let them go. We’re all gifted with a handful of lovely idiosyncrasies, they’re what make people interesting. It’s been my experience that others will accept them as much as you accept them. My advice? Lean in to those wild explosions. It sounds like you can’t control them, prevent them, or even anticipate them so why not have a little fun with them?
Funny things you can say after one of those bad boys escapes:
“Did someone just sneeze?”
“Where am I?”
Or one of my all-time faves, “I am not an animal.”
Just be your sneezy self and the world (and train passengers) will adjust.