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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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    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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    Nope

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I always say I'm okay when I'm not, but it's completely pointless because my face says everything. Screw it! I guess that's what life it lol. :)
    Bhavika18 Bhavika18 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Saying I'm okay when I'm not has became a habit for me. I refuse to show people my weak side. I have become a pro at hiding how I really feel and it's to the point that I don't...
    XxMarxX XxMarxX 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    To the people I've come to know on ep. You guys have really but me through hell and heaven all the same. You've really Helped me through my **** and continue to so thank you to...
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Oh yes,what else can we say? I don't wanna gain sympathy by saying 'I am not okay',and to be honest it's just a question that no one actually cares for an answer,who cares whether...
    lonelysoulPam lonelysoulPam 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I know I'm not the only one. But "OK" is just way more simple and less trouble to say than "yes, I am hurting deeply inside but I don't want your help and I don't want to tell you...
    ToBeAnOtaku101 ToBeAnOtaku101 16-17, F Jul 3

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    I sometimes say I'm ok even when I'm not ok at all or should I ssy I always say im ok or im fine
    Rach1544 Rach1544 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I want to thank everyone who added me to their list friend and also to say i am sorry. I thought that my life drama would help me to help others who get in crisis and found out i...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Most of the time people only ask how you are to be polite, and if they don't get a fine or a good, they suddenly get quiet. 'How are you?' 'Not very good.' 'Why?' '*insert reason...
    perfectionisperception perfectionisperception 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I say always say I'm ok even this I'm not
    Rach1544 Rach1544 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    When ever someone ask me if I'm ok I say yeah. But I'm really not and make sure I keep my mask on. Sometimes it slips but I makes sure it stays on.
    Aaronns Aaronns 36-40, M Jul 11

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    People will hate you, rate you, shake you and break you, but how strong you stand is what makes you!!
    mssst mssst 36-40, F Jul 14

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    I always say things are fine but there not I had to move schools after i got beat in sixth grade but the reason i got beat was bc a girl who was my best friend told everyone that I...
    100BlackRoses 100BlackRoses 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm sure a lot of people did this. Maybe because they don't wanna make their loved ones worried, maybe because they can't just say the truth, maybe because they're not ready to...
    deepdowninside71 deepdowninside71 13-15 1 Response Jun 23

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    I've said this so many time without any true meaning. I'm never okay it's just some times are worse than others or better than others it really depends. I've typed this so many...
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Because its not the fault of my friends or my beloved ones because they dont have anything to do with it ... I smile when im around them in a way to avoid ruining their day/evening...
    karenkh karenkh 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    This is the second time in my life, when the one i love should go away from me. Sometimes I wonder if I am the one causing him go away. This even worse than the first since I felt...
    Hanhanzz Hanhanzz 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I don't want people to worry about me to much I rather them focus on things more important in life than my feelings. I don't want to cause I big issue just saying I'm fine is easy...
    Car0lyn Car0lyn 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Rejection is the god's way of saying: wrong direction
    donnabanana donnabanana 22-25, F Jul 8

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    I think it is when i'm really not okay that i will tell you i am. If i am actually upset, i won't want to talk about it.
    chemically99 chemically99 13-15, F Jul 9

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    so when one person ask me are you ok? I start to cry and tell him/her yes I'm ok.. crazy?!"@&$)(;:/-;,?! just don't want to be another burden
    gelaibeam gelaibeam 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    It's hard to answer the question "what's wrong", when nothing's right.
    AnonymousSB AnonymousSB 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I have so many wonderful friends on here. But in person I just wish people im understood me. I need someone to help me when I get those sudden black moments and someone to be happy...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I don't like when someone knows I'm upset I'd rather deal with it myself, I'll put a smile on so no one can see my world crumbling.
    sourpatchkid578 sourpatchkid578 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I honestly hate myself. I'm so ugly and stupid and awkward. It's awful. I have depression and social anxiety. Whenever I walk past a mirror I can just start sobbing. I wish I could...
    depresed depresed 13-15, F Jul 12

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm worth nothing.It just feels like I can't do anything to make myself feel genuinely happy.I put on a fake smile and walk around crying inside.I sometimes...
    GingerSlimSTL GingerSlimSTL 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Have you ever had a boyfriend who would just constantly try to **** you off just so you would get angry and go off at him and or slap him? Mine does this lately because of all my...
    Apple11090 Apple11090 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    And sometimes you just need someone to hold you until the tears quit falling and you are too exhausted to move...
    Icarus2012 Icarus2012 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Never say... "I don't think I can take anymore!" It must translate to the universe like... "Oh, she needs just one more spoonful of crap! That should help!"
    littlechief79 littlechief79 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Love hurts, it hurts to know they will never date u, it hurts to feel something they don't but nonetheless I will fight and continue fighting until my last breath, sometimes he...
    Danosaurphilion Danosaurphilion 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    I wore a matching black lace bra and thong, black garter belt with red back-seamed stockings, red knit mini-dress, black high heel pumps, blond curly wig, make-up and a pearl...
    Chefsteve69 Chefsteve69 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I have fallen hopelessly in love with someone half my age. There is no chance of us getting together, and I am content to just be friends. How do I make sure I don't make a...
    englishtwit englishtwit 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    Habit...I'm not used to someone caring.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    So today I went dirt biking and I crashed and now my legs are all bruised and scratched and it really hurts. Oh and it seems like my boyfriend might dump me because we haven't...
    l3x1l0v3 l3x1l0v3 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Any one no about the the nine muses if do give me advice I think they ate with me so please help
    justplainawkward justplainawkward 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I know I can't stand she ignore me just a little bit. I know she just busy. I know I am sensitive . And I know I care too much . But still I want stay strong but inside I am crying...
    donnabanana donnabanana 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Life is too short to worry about stupid things have fun. Regret nothing. And don't let people bring u down
    donnabanana donnabanana 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Always. Not sometimes... Always.
    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I wish it was just sometimes.
    Eyesonthesky Eyesonthesky 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Monday, he surprised me n made the effort first to come see me. Today, I'm the one that asked if he could come. Is he losing his interest in me because he didn't bring up the topic...
    ethiopiangoddess ethiopiangoddess 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11