Do you say Gesundheit or Bless You when someone sneezes?

@Gumball (793)
United States
May 3, 2007 3:08pm CST
I'll say gesundheit usually but only when it's someone I know. I rarely say something when I don't know the person. Do you say something when someone sneezes when you're shopping or out running errands?
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@RenaeT (688)
• United States
3 May 07
I do, I say Bless you! That's all!
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@alexsis (2149)
• United States
3 May 07
I always say God bless you when I hear someone sneeze. It doesn't matter who the person yes or if they are a stranger, I still say God bless you.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
3 May 07
Being of German heritage, I usually say gesundheit, because that's what my family always said. If I'm out amongst others that I don't know I'll often say bless you. Yes, if I'm shopping and somebody sneezes I usually say bless you; usually they say thank you. Doesn't hurt to be nice to people, most appreciate it.
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• United States
3 May 07
To be completely honest, no I do not. Instead, I think about the germs that are coming my way.
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• Singapore
3 May 07
I always say God bless you. Or I say nothing if I don't know that person too well. Never the first word. I only know English lol. :P
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
15 May 07
Yes I do but I have to say though many a time I sit wonder why we say it lol what is the meaning of it I mean Gesundheit is good Health translated but Bless you I am still trying to figure out
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• United States
4 May 07
I say 'Bless you' whether I know them or not. I've yet to meet anyone who have been offended or anything like that and if I did, I would probably still say, 'bless you.' I was always taught it's a nice thing to do and it is comforting in a way when I sneeze and someone says, 'bless you' to me :)
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
4 May 07
I say Bless you but only to a person I know. I usually don't say it to anyone I don't know.
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