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Thread: "Aaa-Choooo!!"

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    "Aaa-Choooo!!"

    Do you always say, "God bless you." or "Gesundheit" after someone sneezes?

    Here at work it seems to be a rush for someone to call it out after someone blows their snot and spit everywhere. Sorry, but I don't. Call me a meany-head But what's the big deal? This isn't the Middle Ages and the Bubonic plague isn't upon us.

    Should I also congratulate them after they fart or burp?

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    I'd say 99% of the time I say God bless you.

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    I say "cover your mouth" or "go home if your sick" or sometimes I`ll say "yuck,that was nasty"
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    Just this morning when a coworker sneezed, I told him "bless you. You only get two more today." He hasn't sneezed again (at least not while I've been around him.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    Do you always say, "God bless you." or "Gesundheit" after someone sneezes?

    Here at work it seems to be a rush for someone to call it out after someone blows their snot and spit everywhere. Sorry, but I don't. Call me a meany-head But what's the big deal? This isn't the Middle Ages and the Bubonic plague isn't upon us.

    Should I also congratulate them after they fart or burp?
    I heartily agree. The sneeze is the only bodily sound that elicits an empathetic reaction from another person.

    Ok, people might go EWWWW when you let fly with a fart. But cough, hicup or belch and no one is rushing to empathize.

    Dude, you sneezed.. excuse your self.

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    One of my BIGGEST pet peeves. As a seasonal allergy sufferer, i get to the point where i could about strangle someone after the 3,000th "bless you" of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -VELOCITY- View Post
    I'd say 99% of the time I say God bless you.
    When people say this to me. I respond.

    No thanks.

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    I usually just say, "Shut the f**k up!!!", but some people construe that as rude.
    Don't waste your breath to save your face when you have done your best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpohl View Post
    I usually just say, "Shut the f**k up!!!", but some people construe that as rude.
    I have sneezing fits, like 15-18 sneezes in a row.
    "Ah-Choo!
    Ah-Choo!
    Damn-choo!
    Somma-choo!
    Ahd-Damn-choo!
    Ah-Fucoo!"
    And so on

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    Never. It is pointless.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Nope (and btw - I answered NO - but NOT with the souls leaving your mouth --- I cry FOOOOOul and demand a single NO! be added).

    And I'll say why too - because some of the people in my life and past life somehow DEMANDED that I say something - oh good grief!! And if I didn't respond with the Bless you, etc a small stomping tantrum was to be had. Ex boyfriend I went out with for 8 years, and the guy before him - who I went out with for 4 years.

    ?

    I do not expect anyone to say anything when I sneeze! Doesn't matter if I'm wiccan or not --- shoooot I just want a cleenex.

    And personally ... why? So you sneeze? Al

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    A weird variation on this, a British ex-boyfriend of mine claimed that if you thanked someone for "blessing" you after a sneeze, you would be "killing a fairy". I have no idea where that one came from.

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    I read this informative book that said something about geckos, babies, and sneezing=how they got to saying bless you.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    A very nice looking woman I work with, mentioned the other day that I'm the only guy she knows that says "God less you" after someone sneezes, and she really liked that.

    That's all I need to say about that.

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    You can spot the inner office clicks too. My friend would sneeze and.....silence, ms popularity sneezes and the bless you's were popping up all over the office. I think someone even called in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    Should I also congratulate them after they fart or burp?
    Only if they win the contest.
    "There is no greater wonder than the way the face and character of a woman fit so perfectly in a man's mind, and stay there, and he could never tell you why. It just seems it was the thing he most wanted." Robert Louis Stevenson

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    Wow, I never realized I could be polite, yet annoying at the same time.

    Life just keeps getting better!

    My grandmother used to say "Stop that" after one of us sneezed. Now THAT was annoying!
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    I say "gesundheit." It roughly means "health to you."

    Works for an agnostic like moi.

    Sometimes I'll say "Careful. Don't lose your face."
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