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I Say "Bless You" When Somebody Sneezes

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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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M 7 Responses Jun 19, 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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    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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