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I Say "Bless You" When Somebody Sneezes

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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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    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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    Nope

      I always say "gesundheit".
    gladiate gladiate 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 11, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    While I could say thx u to a lot of EP ppl.. and trust me i wish i had time for all of u, and i'll get to it x.x im sorry.. i want to say thx you to someone special to me in...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    it's just so much easier to say that you're okay rather than dive into any sadness, anger or helplessness you might be feeling.. truth is lots of people wouldn't want to hear how...
    iamblackvelvet iamblackvelvet 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Its so annoying expecting a reply and not getting one as fast as you want to. I get worried that the person has just suddenly died and not told me!?!?!
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Yes.and i hate it. Don't overly nice You shouldn't mind what people react if what you say You are human You have rights to choose what you choose i've been reading books about...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Apr 2

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    I always say I'm okay, even when I am struggling, just so I make myself feel better. I hate that I do that, but it's just how I am. If I fall, and someone asks, "are you okay?" I...
    meowkayla meowkayla 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I am not okay... I'm crying almost everyday but I always put up a strong face in front of everyone. I always break down whenever I think of my husband's affair. It breaks me even...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I don't like this.. its a lil psycho that they made a group like this.. especially for pervy men and women on here .. why would someone say what they are wearing? .. Maybe I'm a...
    mergirl123 mergirl123 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I hate saying I'm okay but I don't like making my problems other peoples problems and I don't like showing emotions because I feel that I will be known as a weak person and...
    ewitsdiana ewitsdiana 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I always have to say I m OK...even though I m actually not...that's just the life....you love the people around you and that's not for granted....sometimes...we have to be strong...
    christinelim819 christinelim819 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Sometimes in my mind I know everything's not ok but when someone says is everything okay ? you just automatically say yea everything is fine. I suffer from sever depression and...
    Lakelynnprincess Lakelynnprincess 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Yep I do this all the time. I do this because when I tell people what's wrong, they turn around and tell me to don't be stupid, or tell me that it's wrong what I think and telling...
    PussPussJasmine PussPussJasmine 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I often wonder why I do this. Today for instance, I had to bring my mother to the ER due to dehydration. When we arrived her body was beginning to go into shock. They admitted her...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 13 Responses Mar 31

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    When I say I'm fine it's means I'm suffering and if I had dots to the end of it it means help me. I'm fine. - I'm suffering. I'm fine... - Help me.
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I'm embarrassed of how I feel. Like there is something wrong with me when i feel like this. So it's just easier to say I'm OK even though I really want someone to help me.
    mandy6b mandy6b 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I always say I'm okay, even when he asks if I'm okay and knows im lying... Yet he always makes me laugh to make me be ok
    MechanicalHeart MechanicalHeart 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    when ppl Ask me what's wrong I say nothing. there's a lot wrong.though. I.am suffering due to lack of emotion and inability to think clearly.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I hate saying im Okay when I'm not. I feel like I'm dying inside.. But if people want me to be happy so be it ..
    Happyness7 Happyness7 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    As a child, having a Christian Father, and attending a Catholic School, only for Pre-K and Kindergarten, I looked to Jesus to help me... I'd pray every night, thanking Him for all...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I'm tired of saying I'm fine and trying to act strong when it's so hard and having all this pressure on me and it's just making my depression worse but I'm just going to fake a...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 1 Response 3 days ago

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    To my EP friends who reached out to me yesterday and chatted for a while when I was feeling very low, rejected and angry. Im usually the positive out reaching out and inspiring...
    urwright urwright 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    It's like saying 'its okay' to someone who punched me.. while I lay there bleeding...
    LiarOne LiarOne 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    It's how society wants things to be. Remaining stoic and pretending all is good and avoiding 'negativity', that's the why they like it, even if you're not okay. :(
    everyotherusernamewastaken everyotherusernamewastaken 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I always say I'm fine. And I tell people I'm happy. Truthfully, I can't remember the last time I actually was fine or happy. But I'll just keep on telling everyone I'm both because...
    vintagesoul87 vintagesoul87 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 2

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    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Doing me , it's sad but hey you can only hold on so much. Never trusting anyone again & I doubt I will ever give it 100% in any relationship again not that I'm going to be in one...
    FreedomPeaceHappiness FreedomPeaceHappiness 18-21 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I loathe the question "how are you?" If I answered if truthfully I'd be in a world of trouble...
    janedoee04 janedoee04 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Do you ever get those moments where your emotions are so ******* built up after holding them in for so long, you burst and the only satisfaction is through an instant release
    ilovecandyyyyyy ilovecandyyyyyy 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    For as long as I can remember I have always slept naked .I can honestly say I don't ever remember wearing anything to bed .I am a nudist and clothing feels alien to me so I live...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 7 Responses Apr 7

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    I broke down at work today. I hate ******* crying in public. I'm overwhelmed with life and I see no out. I don't belong anywhere and I just want to curl up somewhere and say...
    Withmywoes Withmywoes 22-25, F Apr 8

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    Lying on your back with both arms up around the pillow. These sleepers make good friends because they are always ready to listen to others, and offer help when needed. They...
    fate1993 fate1993 18-21, F Apr 10

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    How would you feel if your partner told everything your secrets/past/insecurities to whoever they were playing on you with? Well that's what happened to me ; makes me not want to...
    FreedomPeaceHappiness FreedomPeaceHappiness 18-21 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I am a very bubbly, happy and cherry person. But of'course that is from the outside. I brighten everyone's lives, and yet mine is not brighten by anyone. I make people laugh and...
    LiraM LiraM 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    He called me this night and ask me when is my plan to go back to work. I said i dont know, im not sure and i dont know. After what happen to me i dont want to move forward, i know...
    tiffanyalcalei tiffanyalcalei 26-30, F 2 days ago

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