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    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?

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    I agree. We say "Blessed be you" and the response is "Blessed be us all"

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    I'd rather hear them say, "You're totally awesome, explody pup". Is that really asking too much?

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    Only if you can keep your eyes open when you sneeze.

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    I can. But I have to wear these special fluid-filled goggles to keep 'em from flying out. It's kind of a pain.

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    Wow, why would an expression of kindness bother you? Why not just accept it graciously?
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    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.
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    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...
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    i am outraged

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    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.

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    Obviously you've never heard my housemate fart!

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    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.

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    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?
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    You could always opt for the line from Seinfeld: "You're SOOO good lookin'."
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    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.
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    Ah heck. Just sneeze into your sleeve. Or hold it in and let your head explode.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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
    Last edited by TexasGuy; 06-29-06 at 09:51 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    Actually you do see it as being kindless
    Typo or Freudian Slip?

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    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.
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    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"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Remind me never to snuggle with YOU. Ewww.
    You get used to it.

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    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.

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