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I Say "Bless You" When Somebody Sneezes

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    Reflex

    I was raised to always say "bless you" to sneezers, so by now it is purely reflexive.  And anyway, who couldn't use an extra bit of blessing???
    Geode Geode 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2009

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    Whats Wrong With You.

    There have been several time where my friend have looked at me funny for saying 'Bless You' when i dont know them.I was once in a really quiet shop and a lady quite far away from me sneezed and without thinking i shouted 'Bless You' I felt a little embaressed to be honest with...
    RawrSlackerGarcia RawrSlackerGarcia 16-17, F Jan 21, 2012

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    If You Sneeze While Reading This Story...

    If you sneeze while reading this story... BLESS YOU!
    DavesDaughter DavesDaughter 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    I'm A Compulsive Blesser

    I bless anyone who sneezes, and if they sneeze multiple to,es, I bless for each sneeze
    Cara0701 Cara0701 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    Nope

      I always say "gesundheit".
    gladiate gladiate 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2009

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    Bless You

    I really do! After several sneezes it can drive some crazy.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Jul 30, 2013

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    Even In the Grocery Store

    I'm looking at shampoo the other day and the stockboy behind me sneezes.  Without even missing a beat, I say "Bless You".  He turns around, and gives me this look, like I'm some sort of crackpot, and says, "What??". Is this like a dead saying? ...
    bripeace bripeace 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2009

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    When Someone's Sputtering, Spitting, Runny Nosed, Suffering . . . It's the Least I Can Do

    I know I don't have to, of course.  But it's such a small, effortless courtesy.  A little kindness never hurt anyone, especially if that someone who's hacking and sneezing is suffering from a bad cold.  They might appreciate that you noticed and sympathized with...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 7 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    I Do Not Even ...

    ... think about it anymore. It is now just a habit which has developed. If I hear someone sneeze, regardless of the venue, I always say bless you. I also say "Excuse me" when I sneeze, even when I am alone. It is just a good habit which has developed.
    kowpoke61 kowpoke61 46-50, M Jul 15, 2009

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    I spent all morning preparing on what I'm going to say, put on my finest clothes and shoes made sure my makeup was done and that everything was perfect, for that perfect moment...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I want to thank you to be there when I needed you . Thank you to make me happy when I'm in my sad / depressed mood . Thank you for not leaving me . Thank you ...
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    I think we've all done this before when someone has asked us what's wrong. I tend to hide it better than some other people can, but some people still see straight through me and...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F Dec 9

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    All I can say right now is love officially sucks.
    Youareallbeautiful Youareallbeautiful 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 20

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    Have you ever been pissed off to silence, to the point where you can't even speak even if you wanted to. I'm so ******* done, I'm just sitting here acting like I'm ok so people don...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I do this very often!!! I have 11 diseases... I am in constant pain or constantly tired and ready for bed. It is really easy to get sucked up into your own pity. Part of staying...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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    When I say "I'm tired" it means that I'm tired of life. The only reason why I tell people I'm fine is for their own sake. I don't wish for others to have to deal with my problems...
    shbburg shbburg 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Ok. The saga continues. I checked my email and found an email from one of the interviewers from the other day. They congratulated me on my excellent interview. I did not see...
    Gingersmiles Gingersmiles 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 23

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    sometimes you just can't keep pretending that everything is okay for the sake of the people you care about...
    Ariiane Ariiane 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    icedwithin17 icedwithin17 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I say it a lot and most of the time
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    He has taken everything away from me and still I smile and be happy he makes me want to tear off my own flesh and just be what he wants and still I smile when he ridicules me...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I tend to do this when I am hurting or feeling down. I even do this when I am pissed off at my boyfriend. I guess I do this because I have been hurt so many times that I tend to...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    All the time. I always smile even when it's hard. At times I just can't hold it in. I smile and I feel my eyes water up and my nose tickle.
    vnesanarti vnesanarti 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ok pray, send good vibes, positive energy whatever you seem best. I have a Masters Degree on Social Work and have had it over four years. The public defenders office in our area...
    Gingersmiles Gingersmiles 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 19

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    I am just plain interested about what you wear
    bacon62 bacon62 51-55, M 8 Responses Nov 25

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    If you are straight and wrestle and find your opponent is gay how do you react?
    Smellyjeans Smellyjeans 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 8

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    I lived through four heart attack's during my preteen's and know I am recovering from a break-up. Dam why does life have to be so hard? I know I'll be OK but I'm so lonely and miss...
    Encontrados Encontrados 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just want to let people know that they aren't alone. That they can always message me for help if they are feeling troubled. Sometimes I show my emotions too much and I hate...
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F Nov 19

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    I hate being sick and not knowing what's exactly wrong :(
    nickigirl525 nickigirl525 13-15, F Nov 19

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    its just that...thats what matters.Being ok ..just ok
    mbithi mbithi 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    Sometimes for no reason at all.....i feel like i should run till i find home.
    HopeEverlasting HopeEverlasting 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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    This holds especially true right now. *in bed crying my eyes out*
    thescrap2hisbozley thescrap2hisbozley 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 9

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    lolnahhh5 lolnahhh5 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've done this twice in the past 24hrs. I seem to do it on a daily basis. Hopefully he'll catch on before it's too late and he looses a very good thing.
    candacej1983 candacej1983 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    A nightie. Usually short because long ones are hard to find that are long! If they are they are catered for much older women. I wear nighties 24/7. Right now I have on a long one...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 22

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    I usually wear a pear of sweat pants, a t-shirt and some fuzzy soxs:)
    wabbey wabbey 13-15 3 Responses Nov 22

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    Today has been a long day. Our church had a thanksgiving out reach meal did the homeless, shut ins, elderly, and low income families. Just to let them know they are loved. Lots of...
    Gingersmiles Gingersmiles 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Ok the interview went well last Thursday. It was an hour and forty minutes long. Got an email on Sunday night requesting a writing sample. I tried to write a short research paper...
    Gingersmiles Gingersmiles 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 26

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    uhh.............khakis.....
    kiratropolis kiratropolis 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 28

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    Where I'm from it's pretty cold this time of year. I will wear two piece fuzzy pj's. I have a wardrobe full of them. I love pj's! They are so soft and cuddly : )
    caddriss caddriss 36-40, F 10 Responses Dec 7

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