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Sat May 12, 2018, 08:40 AM

Am I the only one in the world...

... who covers my mouth when I yawn even when I'm alone?

I've also been known to say "gesundheit" to myself after a particularly righteous sneeze.

If I were on Twitter, I think I'd start a hashtag (with kudos to Lois McMaster Bujold) #atadtoosocialized.


-- Mal

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Reply Am I the only one in the world... (Original post)
malthaussen May 2018 OP
InAbLuEsTaTe May 2018 #1
unblock May 2018 #2
democratisphere May 2018 #3
MaryMagdaline May 2018 #4
Guilded Lilly May 2018 #5
SamKnause May 2018 #6
Solly Mack May 2018 #7
Ron Obvious May 2018 #8
backtoblue May 2018 #9
Still Blue in PDX May 2018 #10
Laffy Kat May 2018 #12
Laffy Kat May 2018 #11

Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2018, 08:40 AM

1. Yes.

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2018, 08:48 AM

2. No, but you're the only one to admit it

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2018, 08:48 AM

3. You never know when there might be an invisible person in the room,

so you're covered.

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2018, 09:07 AM

4. I do sometimes apologize when I bump into a door

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2018, 09:08 AM

5. OK, I will own this. I cover my mouth when I yawn because...

When I was little I had a fly go in my mouth when I yawned on my great aunt’s front porch! Freaked me totally out. I’ve covered a yawn ever since. HA!

I’ve been a “gesundheit”er all my life, but can’t recall saying it to myself. (I scared my sleeping cat curled up on my lap once with a hellacious sneeze, she flew up in the air and hit my chin and I said “gawddammit!!!”...does that count for anything?)
Hehheh.

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2018, 11:33 AM

6. No, you are not the only one.

I also say excuse me when I burp even when I am alone.

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2018, 12:05 PM

7. I do both.

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2018, 12:13 PM

8. I also cover my mouth when yawning.

However, saying "gesundheit" when sneezing alone is probably a sign of a deep-seated neurosis since I don't do that, and I'm the standard of mental health and normal behaviour.

I'm eccentric, but other people are weird.

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2018, 08:40 PM

9. Mine are big, face-contorting yawns

There's no covering that up lol

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2018, 12:48 PM

10. While transcribing, I said "bless you" when the dictating doctor sneezed. He said, "thank you."

I backed up the dictation and listened again and didn't hear anyone say "bless you" on the tape, so it sounded like a response to me.

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Response to Still Blue in PDX (Reply #10)

Sun May 13, 2018, 06:28 PM

12. LOL.

A transcriptionist sister! I did med. transcription for years....back in the day.

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2018, 06:25 PM

11. I'll try to pay attention to see if I do that too.

I know I have absolute OCD about saying "gesundheit" or "bless you." I will say it to complete strangers and I get ruffled if I sneeze and I don't hear one back. It's crazy, especially the "bless you's" because I'm not even remotely religious.

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