- 9 years ago
- Wedding: December 2010
i was just saying how my mom is always going on and on about how all the things she does for people and no one ever even gives her a thank you and bla bla bla. i mean it’s to the point where i’m like, “ok mom then stop fucking doing things for people if all you want is to throw it in their face or hold it over their heads the minute they don’t act the way you want them to”.
even when i say “bless you” to a coworker, if they don’t respond with a thank you, i don’t even notice lol who cares if they say thank you? i guess i’m just different. i wouldn’t even give it a second of my thought process. i just said “bless you” to be polite and that’s it.
*edit* ok i just read my other post and i see where you would think i was calling her an idiot because i sort of compared her to my mom. my bad. i was just going off on a tangent about my mom don’t mind me. i don’t think the OP is an idiot, in fact i enjoy her posts.
My SO an I are in a huge fight over our religious views. I always knew he didn’t believe in God, and I’m fine with that, but lately he’s brought it to a new level by not saying “Bless You” He apparently thinks is religious and now uses gezunheit.
I think he’s blowing it out of proportion it’s one thing not to believe in God, it’s another thing to not say “Bless you.”
I am SO IMMATURE when someone sneezes. Everyone on Earth has a different sneeze,and every single sneeze I’ve ever heard makes me laugh!! For this reason, I do not say bless you, except, strangely enough, to my dog, since he sneezes all the time.
I don’t know why…but when people sneeze I just laugh terrible! I think it’s because your face gets all contorted and it’s like BLEH!!!!! And everyone does it differently…I’m giggling now writing this.
I always say “bless you” when someone sneezes. I don’t view it as religious, just being polite and courteous.
I’m agnostic and I say “bless you.” It just seems like the nice thing to do. I’ve never been laughed at for saying it, but I notice I often don’t get so much as a thank you from people, which irks me.
Cait, I say bless you, and I’m not religious as well. Its common freaking courtesy! I say it to strangers all the time, and almost always get a thank you. Some kids are so rude sometimes!
And I always say, “Bless You,” no matter who is sneezing. It’s just habit and I think it’s wierd not to say anything. And I’ve never heard of the Salut, Amor, Deniro response, but I like it!
I am not religious at all, and I say Bless You out of habit and politness. It’s such an automatic response that I’m constantly finding myself saying it to my dog, who obviously doesn’t care about politeness, lol.
haha I love your response to their rudeness! I do say ” bless you” and it just comes out automatically. My 2 year old even says ” Bleshyou” anytime she hears somebody sneezes.
My co-worker, who isn’t the brightest crayon in the box, seriously believes that “bless you” is actually “bleshu”. At first I thought she was just trying to be cute but nope, she really thinks thats what people are saying. She even writes it like that (yes, she’s actually emailed me “bleshu” before, lol).
I think it is REALLY weird that people still say “bless you” when someone sees. I understand it stems from superstitions and now it is just considered “polite” but I wish it would just go away.
Sneezing is the only bodily function that we have a “polite” response to. When someone casually coughs, hiccups, yawns, or even farts, no one says anything. I just think it is weird.
That being said, I usually say “bless you” if someone sneezes that I am corresponding with – talking to, in a meeting, etc. But I probably wouldn’t say it to someone shopping in the same aisle as me. BUT it someone said it to me, I would definitely say “thank you”.
Just my two cents.
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