Allergy sufferers blow money out the window

During certain times of the year, especially in the spring, I tend to develop short periods of aggressive, uncontrollable sneezing. My wife is convinced that I have allergies.

I, on the other hand, am equally convinced that I merely am developing intense, short-term colds that last only a few hours and have nothing at all to do with air quality and the fact that I may or may not have been dusting at the time. For some reason, she seems to think I'm stubborn.

I have to acknowledge that my wife may know what she's talking about. She seems to be allergic to pretty much every pollen known to man, several foods, Pauly Shore movies, and numerous other things that we discover from time to time. Recently, she found that she's allergic to wheat when eating a sandwich led immediately to debilitating headaches and a swollen tongue. On the bright side, we've moved from Virginia, allergen capital of the world, to New York, where the dreaded pollen season is mercifully short. On the down side, it sometimes seems like every time we learn to control an allergy, another one takes its place.