(Closed) Re: Sneezing. “Bless you”?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 32
Member
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I always say “bless you” when someone sneezes, regardless if I know them or not. It was just how I was raised *shrugs*

Those kids were little snot-nosed brats, good for you to tell them off!

Post # 34
Member
5373 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I always say “bless you”. I’m not religious but I’ve grown up being told it’s polite and so it’s automatic now. In my SO’s family they don’t say bless you and it really annoys me. SO will say it to me only because he knows I appreciate it.

Post # 35
Member
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I like to say “salud” or ‘gesundheit” after someone sneezes instead of “bless you.” Both of those words mean “(good) health” and so i figure most people wouldn’t be offended by it…plus, if you believe in the latin tradition, the second time you sneeze is “dinero” -money and the third time is “amor”-love… who wouldn’t want these things wished upon them when sneezing?? 

Post # 36
Member
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m German so I always say “Gesundheit.”


Post # 37
Member
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not religious, but I still say “bless you” when somebody sneezes just to be polite.  I’m glad you told those brats to eff off!  I swear, people can be so rude! 

I love yelling “your welcome” after people I hold doors open for who don’t bother to say “thank you”.  For some reason, that irks me beyond belief!

Post # 38
Member
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

if you only do things to “be polite” and expect some sort of attention or acknowledgement for it every time from total strangers, you’re going to be let down a lot.  the whole point of doing something nice for someone is an act of kindness and selflessness, not because you’re expecting something from them in return. 

i’m not saying people who don’t say “thank you” aren’t being a little rude, but to yell out to someone because they didn’t respond the way you expected them to defeats the whole purpose of what you’re trying to stand for in the first place. 

my mom is like that.  she constantly does things for people but only because she wants them to acknowledge her for it… and if they don’t do it to the extent she expects, she’ll sit there and talk shit about them for like 20 minutes over it.  she sounds like an idiot when she does this.  it’s all a bit hypocritical if you ask me. 

 

Post # 39
Member
5982 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

View original reply
@nontraditionalmiami: I think it is more that if you are polite to people you expect them to be polite in return. Why would you not be polite to someont that is polite to you?

Post # 40
Member
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

View original reply
@nontraditionalmiami: I think OP was frustrated at the fact that they were mocking her/making fun of her by bursting into laughter, not that they didn’t respond in the way that she wanted them to. She even said it wasn’t the most mature decision to drop the f-bomb, but she was in the heat of the moment and it was so rude that she was shocked.

I get what you’re saying, but I don’t think OP sounds like an idiot or hypocritical. 

Post # 41
Member
3216 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I say bless you, but I have a friend who always (loudly) says “god-bless-you” (it’s one quick thing, but very loud and clear) and she’ll do it to anyone, anywhere.  once time we were in a class together and she said it probably 8 or 9 times, which made more than a few people feel awkward and the teacher even said “okay, now that we’re all blessed…” whoops!

 

Post # 42
Member
756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2021

I say ‘bless you’ as well, and also find it odd when I sneeze and don’t get a ‘bless you’ or something of the sort.  So, when I started working where I am now and that would happen, I just say ‘excuse me’ so I’m not randomly waiting for it.

But simple manners like that is my biggest pet peeve.  For instance, when I say ‘thank you’ to Fiance I get pissed if he doesn’t say ‘your welcome.’

My mom has maybe said ‘thank you’ or ‘your welcome’, or apologized when she was wrong all of 10 times growing up.  I always mystified that I grew up with the rudest person on earth yet I can’t stand it!

Post # 43
Member
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

View original reply
@nontraditionalmiami: I don’t care if people expect a thank you or not, it’s rude not to say thanks when someone does something nice for you. It’s just common courtesy! Sorry, but some people just need to pull their heads out of their asses sometimes!

Post # 45
Member
50 posts
Worker bee

Like other ladies that have posted before, I always say it. It’s common courtesy.

Hopefully those kids at Target will learn some of it, sooner rather than later.

Post # 46
Member
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

HAHA! You’re my hero!

The topic ‘Re: Sneezing. “Bless you”?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors