Many of us have seen a sneeze in action; documentaries on colds or germs often show them. But seeing one in person will bring you up short - they really do spread out for what seems like miles.
Last week, Mr. kenju and I were out running errands. I parked near the UPS store and got out to mail a letter. Just as I closed the door, I remembered something I wanted to say to Mr. kenju, and I turned and bent down to see him through the driver's-side door. Just at that moment.....he sneezed. He was back-lit by the sun and the sneeze contents were sprayed out just like a demonstration on TV.
We have all been told or shown how a sneeze can spread out, but seeing is believing. It went all the way to the base of the windshield, which in my van, is quite a distance from the passenger seat. It made me want to take my car in for a wash and interior cleaning. Whew! Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze, okay???