(Closed) Re: Sneezing. “Bless you”?

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Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@UpstateCait: oh no i agree that you called them out on being disrespectful punks, but i think a lot of you are missing the point of being polite in the first place.  you really shouldn’t do it with expectations is all i’m saying.  and then i was just griping about my mom…calm down lol 

 

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@brideatbeach: i didn’t call her an idiot!  i called my mom one.  i know the OP isn’t like that.  shit i probably would have said something to them too.

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.

Post # 49
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@UpstateCait: People who get offended when someone says “bless you” are assholes. 

Post # 51
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Busy bee

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.”

Any thoughts?

Post # 52
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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. 

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@sulaii211: gezunheit sounds so ridiculous. Tell him to get over it and say Bless You or nothing at all!!

Post # 53
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I always say “bless you” when someone sneezes.  I don’t view it as religious, just being polite and courteous.

Post # 54
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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.

Post # 55
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@Thrakena: I am a multple sneezer as well, so close friends and family never say “bless you” after the first time!

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!

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@UpstateCait: I’m just going to throw this out there since my sister is in high school: It seems practically every teenager I know loves Dane Cook. The first thing I thought of when reading your original post, is a bit that he does where he talks about what to say when someone sneezes. It is always possible they heard you say it, then started laughing about that. Still rude, nonetheless. I would have cracked up at your yelling at them! 

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! 

Post # 57
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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.

Post # 58
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Helper bee

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.

Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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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