Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-29-06, 08:34 AM   #1
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
bless you

It's really beginning to get on my nerves when people say this when I sneeze.

I'm not expelling demons! There's no reason to bless me!

It's not polite! It's a meaningless throwback to an era brimming over with stupidity.

Nobody says anything when you cough, why should sneezing be any different.

What about when I hiccup?




What other completely pointless crap can I get angry about today?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 08:36 AM   #2
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I agree. We say "Blessed be you" and the response is "Blessed be us all"
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 08:38 AM   #3
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I'd rather hear them say, "You're totally awesome, explody pup". Is that really asking too much?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 08:39 AM   #4
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Only if you can keep your eyes open when you sneeze.
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 08:42 AM   #5
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I can. But I have to wear these special fluid-filled goggles to keep 'em from flying out. It's kind of a pain.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 08:46 AM   #6
Olebiker
Resident Old Fart
 
Olebiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Bikes: Douglas Precision Ti
Posts: 1,299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow, why would an expression of kindness bother you? Why not just accept it graciously?
__________________
Wag more, bark less
Olebiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 08:47 AM   #7
SingleSpeeDemon
Team Sohoku
 
SingleSpeeDemon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Not where I want to be.
Bikes: BMC, Cannondale, '87 Nishiki Modulus, 3Rensho Keirin
Posts: 2,006
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by explody pup
Nobody says anything when you cough, why should sneezing be any different. What about when I hiccup?
Farting will usually get you a response too. Coughing and hiccups just don't measure up. It must have somthing to do with having matter visually or otherwise leaving your orifice.
SingleSpeeDemon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 08:51 AM   #8
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olebiker
Wow, why would an expression of kindness bother you? Why not just accept it graciously?
IF it were sincere, I would agree. Pup has a point. Knee-jerk blessings are one step removed from those willing to "pray for you" and warn you that if you don't believe in Jeebus, you're going to hell.

I run in the other direction, covering my orifices. That sends a message, I tell ya. KEEP YOUR FRIGGEN" GERMS TO Y'SELF, OR STAY HOME. Pretty much sums it up...
__________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 08:54 AM   #9
badhat
impressive member
 
badhat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: fort collins
Bikes: c'dale supersix, jamis trilogy, spec. tricross
Posts: 2,706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i am outraged
badhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 08:56 AM   #10
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
It must have somthing to do with having matter visually or otherwise leaving your orifice.
That describes pretty much every sound-producing bodily function in my body, yet sneezing is the only crowd pleaser.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 08:57 AM   #11
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Obviously you've never heard my housemate fart!
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:02 AM   #12
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olebiker
Wow, why would an expression of kindness bother you? Why not just accept it graciously?
But, I don't really see it as a kindless. More of a social reflex.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:03 AM   #13
Olebiker
Resident Old Fart
 
Olebiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Bikes: Douglas Precision Ti
Posts: 1,299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Serendipper
IF it were sincere, I would agree. Pup has a point. Knee-jerk blessings are one step removed from those willing to "pray for you" and warn you that if you don't believe in Jeebus, you're going to hell.
How can you tell when a "bless you" is insincere as opposed to one where the person figures you might be catching a cold and might benefit from a little divine intervention?
__________________
Wag more, bark less
Olebiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:04 AM   #14
bluebottle1
Kicked out of the Webelos
 
bluebottle1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 239
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You could always opt for the line from Seinfeld: "You're SOOO good lookin'."
__________________
______________________________________________

Kicked out of the Webelos.
bluebottle1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:19 AM   #15
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olebiker
How can you tell when a "bless you" is insincere as opposed to one where the person figures you might be catching a cold and might benefit from a little divine intervention?

To assume someone needs intervention of any kind, without asking is the height of insincerity.


Why not, if concerned, politely ask someone if they need a tissue? I don't expect them to fall from the heavens, y'know.
__________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:28 AM   #16
Siu Blue Wind
Metta
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 11,024
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 161 Post(s)
Ah heck. Just sneeze into your sleeve. Or hold it in and let your head explode.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:30 AM   #17
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
Ah heck. Just sneeze into your sleeve.
I just sneeze into my hand and rub it on my pants. Or on someone's silverware when available.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
Or hold it in and let your head explode.
Believe me. I've tried. I usually end up with a very clean sinus and a very messy chin and shirt.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:37 AM   #18
TexasGuy
That darn Yankee
 
TexasGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West West Fort Worth
Bikes: Mongoose XR-100, Eros Bianchi
Posts: 4,286
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
Farting will usually get you a response too. Coughing and hiccups just don't measure up. It must have somthing to do with having matter visually or otherwise leaving your orifice.
__________________
Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
"Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
So many sayings, so little sig space.
TexasGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:38 AM   #19
TexasGuy
That darn Yankee
 
TexasGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West West Fort Worth
Bikes: Mongoose XR-100, Eros Bianchi
Posts: 4,286
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by explody pup
It's really beginning to get on my nerves when people say this when I sneeze.

I'm not expelling demons! There's no reason to bless me!

It's not polite! It's a meaningless throwback to an era brimming over with stupidity.

Nobody says anything when you cough, why should sneezing be any different.

What about when I hiccup?




What other completely pointless crap can I get angry about today?
next time you sneeze and somebody says bless you just imagine me saying "CURSES BE YOU"
__________________
Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
"Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
So many sayings, so little sig space.
TexasGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:39 AM   #20
TexasGuy
That darn Yankee
 
TexasGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West West Fort Worth
Bikes: Mongoose XR-100, Eros Bianchi
Posts: 4,286
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by explody pup
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olebiker
Wow, why would an expression of kindness bother you? Why not just accept it graciously?
But, I don't really see it as a kindless. More of a social reflex.
Actually you do see it as being kindless
__________________
Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
"Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
So many sayings, so little sig space.

Last edited by TexasGuy; 06-29-06 at 09:51 AM.
TexasGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:46 AM   #21
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasGuy
Actually you do see it as being kindless
Typo or Freudian Slip?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:50 AM   #22
Siu Blue Wind
Metta
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 11,024
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 161 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by explody pup
I just sneeze into my hand and rub it on my pants. Or on someone's silverware when available.


Believe me. I've tried. I usually end up with a very clean sinus and a very messy chin and shirt.

Remind me never to snuggle with YOU. Ewww.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:52 AM   #23
TexasGuy
That darn Yankee
 
TexasGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West West Fort Worth
Bikes: Mongoose XR-100, Eros Bianchi
Posts: 4,286
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by explody pup
Typo or Freudian Slip?
You tell me I edited it so the whole convo is in context
__________________
Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
"Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
So many sayings, so little sig space.
TexasGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:53 AM   #24
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
Remind me never to snuggle with YOU. Ewww.
You get used to it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 09:55 AM   #25
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by explody pup
Typo or Freudian Slip?

I think you wiped your nose with your Fruedian slip. It's at the cleaners.
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:44 PM.