Monday, August 08, 2005

"Gesundheit!"

"Gesundheit!" Am I the only person who was taught to say this when someone sneezed? Sure, I'll also use "God Bless You" or "Bless You" but not everyone always believes in God (or my God for that matter) so I would use the German phrase that my mum always uses! None of my mid-west american friends here do, so I was thinking that maybe its a southern thing that my mum got from her Dad??

Do you burst out with random "Gesundheit!" or "God Bless You" when you hear someone sneeze? My friend Zori thought it hilarious when we were in my apartment eating with my French doors open and someone down on the street sneezed and without even thinking about it I said "Gesundheit!" and kept on with my sentence!

Bruges was great as always (it is my 3rd or 4th time there now I believe) and while the weather was so-so, the city still has it charm.

For a quick picture of the city (more to come) I'll leave you with these two examples of the lace shops - what awesome work!! (clickable for bigger viewing pleasure!)

Brugges Lace Shop Brugges Lace Window

I did stop in to one shop and pick up a few little lace doo-dads. Now to decide what to do with them...RAOK....Secret Pal...a "Just Because"! Hmmmm.....

4 comments:

Kari said...

I always say "Gesundheit" have no idea why it's just something about it I liked! Have said it since a kid so at least someone form the midwest says it! :)

ladylinoleum said...

I say gesundheit too! What a lovely town Kimberly...

Sara said...

lace! drool drool!

I bust out with "salud" (which means the same thing as Gesundheit"

Anonymous said...

I always say something when someone sneezes - even when in restaurants and the people are at nearby tables, or at work across the building. That's just how I was raised, I guess. And it's either Bless you or Gesundheit.

Glad you enjoyed your trip! Wish I could get my hands on some of that lace...

~SP