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I Say "Bless You" When Somebody Sneezes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Nope

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

    It's very impolite. Didn't your parents teach you to always say thank you, your welcome, and please?? I always end up saying "your welcome" if someone never says thank you to me.
    adrianacecilia14 adrianacecilia14 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    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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    People always ask me are u ok I say Iam or fine when I'm absaloutly not they only one who tries is my cousin like sister
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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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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    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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    When people ask me am I ok? I always say yes. I feel like when most people ask you this question they don't really want to know the real answer. I don't want to make my burdens...
    jennied08 jennied08 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses 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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    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 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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    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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    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 Jul 16

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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 6 days ago

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    So my boyfriend is out riding with a girl I really dislike. She's so fake and I am Jealous of her. She's so much better than me. She's riding a dirtbike and he's riding a four...
    saxophonegal22 saxophonegal22 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Thank God that this site exists. Next time whenever I am stressed, depressed or having suicidal thoughts I'd definitely come to this place and vent it all out! Plus people here are...
    ThePorcelainDoll ThePorcelainDoll 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    what do u do when ur lover was your best friend to ,,and you could talk about anything and just laugh over anything,, it hurt they left you,, but you knew it would happen ,, I the...
    notlcare notlcare 56-60 1 day ago

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    ​Short shorts;I just love slipping short shorts on in the morning. My wife said the pink shoes really didn't work so I should put some black ones on, What do you gurls think?Pink...
    stefiecdtv stefiecdtv 51-55, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm getting dressed this evening. Having a new friend round. I have painted my toenails red and will wear a pair of see through blue knickers, very tight denim booty shorts, a...
    shirley111 shirley111 51-55, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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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