Miss Manners says to carry a handkerchief (cloth) all the time, and sneeze into it.
I'm of the disposable age, so I'll say keep a Kleenex tucked inside your purse or pocket.
When with others, especially at the dinner table (or any meal, for that matter), do not do the following when you sneeze:
- Just let it out and let germs and moisture fly every which way.
- Pull your shirt away from you, tuck chin to chest, and sneeze into your clothing.
- Sneeze into your hand, finish with an, "Ahhhh...." and then wipe your hand on your pants.
And then wash your germ-covered hands before returning to the table.