(Excuse us, Techs, we’re just chatting LOL)
My grandfather was a coal miner. And where I grew up, every house had a coal furnace. For as long as I can remember, grandpap would have house-shaking sneezes… usually just 1 or 2 and done. You could hear his sneeze at the back alley, or up the block at the Baptist Church, or even in the school buildings across the street.
Well, I now have my Pap’s type of sneezing. Starts as a tickle. Even if it stops, the tickle returns with double vengeance. Best to lean into it and get it over-with. Mine come 2-3 at a time, loud enough to wake feral cats a mile away! They hurt, but a good kinda pain. But they make my toes hurt… and I can give myself an instant headache.
As a side note – As a teen, I worked in the school buildings across from my grandparents. My boss was “Joe”. He had a similar sneeze as Pap’s, but Joe had a nasal whistling at the end. The school buildings were 3 floors, plus the basement. Joe could sneeze on the 2nd floor, and it’d make the pipes in the basement ‘zing’, as if someone flicked their finger against the pipe (I wonder, now, if Joe flicked an exposed pipe upstairs. Hey, I was 14 and gullible.)
And… lastly… You have heard that trying to hold in a sneeze can damage your throat, right? True story that’s been in the news this winter.