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Old August 20 2013, 12:08 AM   #31
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Re: Sneezing Etiquette

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How do you deal with your or other people's sneezing? Do you cover your mouth if possible?
Of course. What do you think we are, a bunch of dirty barbarians?
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Old August 20 2013, 12:10 AM   #32
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I actively seek out people's faces and make sure I sneeze directly into their mouth.
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Old August 20 2013, 02:24 AM   #33
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I don't understand people who just sneeze out in the open. I mean if you're not going to cover your mouth in some manner (hand, "elbow pit", shoulder, whatever) at least do *something* to show you're trying. I've seen people who won't cover but will at least turn their head away from people and sneeze "toward the ground" and behind them a bit. But to just sneeze and not do anything is the kind of stuff we yell at kindergartners about.
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Old August 20 2013, 02:37 AM   #34
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Really? Yell at kindergarteners?
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Old August 20 2013, 02:38 AM   #35
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Yell? I just kick 'em.
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Old August 20 2013, 02:46 AM   #36
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Re: Sneezing Etiquette

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I don't understand people who just sneeze out in the open. I mean if you're not going to cover your mouth in some manner (hand, "elbow pit", shoulder, whatever) at least do *something* to show you're trying. I've seen people who won't cover but will at least turn their head away from people and sneeze "toward the ground" and behind them a bit. But to just sneeze and not do anything is the kind of stuff we yell at kindergartners about.
I feel bad for the Kindergartners.
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Old August 20 2013, 02:49 AM   #37
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Yell? I just kick 'em.
I was this close to making that joke, but then decided it would be inappropriate seeing as I actually taught kindergarten.
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Old August 20 2013, 02:54 AM   #38
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^ All the more reason to do so?

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I think the accepted practice now is to sneeze into the crook of your arm so as not to contaminate your hands and anything you might touch afterwards.
Yes, I started doing that some years ago. I forget how it was suggested to me, but now it's habit.
Same here.
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Old August 20 2013, 03:12 AM   #39
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Yell? I just kick 'em.
I was this close to making that joke, but then decided it would be inappropriate seeing as I actually taught kindergarten.
I'm not even sure the last time I was in the same room as a kindergartener. Possibly years.
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Old August 20 2013, 03:23 AM   #40
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Re: Sneezing Etiquette

"Yell" in a light sense, point being we're all taught at a pretty young age to cover your damn mouth when you sneeze and cough.

Along the lines of "sneezing etiquette" I hate people who don't restrain their sneeze. I'm not saying to hold it all in like you want to cause yourself to stroke, but you also don't need to belt it out like hurricane raping an EF-5 tornado. I have a co-worker who does this, whenever he sneezes you can hear him pretty much anywhere you are in the building. Through walls, different corners of the building, wherever. There's actually been times people have gotten on the intercom to bless him after a sneeze. We've gotten customer complaints about his loud sneezes.

I think it should be pretty easy to not belt out a sneeze with all of the force of F1 racer slamming into a brick wall.
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Old August 20 2013, 04:09 AM   #41
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Or, you know, everyone's bodies are different and he just happens to sneeze differently from you. When I sneeze people think it's a cough.
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Old August 20 2013, 05:26 AM   #42
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I've just realized something: my dad, mom, sisters, and brother are loud sneezers, though I have to give them credit for at least trying to cover their mouths whenever possible. I can always tell when I feel a sneeze coming, so I always reach for my pocket hanky like a gunslinging desperado. Sometimes I even try to "delay" the sneeze by pinching my nose and closing my mouth while reaching for the Kleenex. When I'm alone in my room, I don't bother so much. But when I'm out in public or at work, I'm a lot more cautious.
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Old August 20 2013, 05:43 AM   #43
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We call sneezing into the elbow pit "vampire sneezing". Heh.
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Old August 20 2013, 07:42 AM   #44
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. . . Along the lines of "sneezing etiquette" I hate people who don't restrain their sneeze. I'm not saying to hold it all in like you want to cause yourself to stroke, but you also don't need to belt it out like hurricane raping an EF-5 tornado. I have a co-worker who does this, whenever he sneezes you can hear him pretty much anywhere you are in the building. Through walls, different corners of the building, wherever. There's actually been times people have gotten on the intercom to bless him after a sneeze. We've gotten customer complaints about his loud sneezes.
Boy, I'd hate to be anywhere near that guy when he farts.
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Old August 20 2013, 01:42 PM   #45
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Or, you know, everyone's bodies are different and he just happens to sneeze differently from you. When I sneeze people think it's a cough.
We all do, however, have control over our lungs and bodies, and we all have control over how we sneeze to some degree. If I wanted to I could make my sneezes sound like a tie-fighter screaming down the aisles, but I know it would be bothersome to people so I don't.
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