A woman, sniffling and hacking in front of me, told a tale of, no matter how crappy she felt, she still had to go to work.
What do you say to something like that?
“Been there, germed that.”
The thing is I really didn’t want to get into a protracted conversation. For obvious reasons.
So I polished off my end of the transaction in haste while saying,
“You know what they say, laugh and the whole world laughs with you, sneeze and you can take half of them with you.”