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Re: Polite?
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2002, 05:38:33 PM »
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I rinse out the Ziplock Baggies here because you should see how expensive they are at Made in America. Whoa!! Like £7 per box or something like that (bad memory for numbers).
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Re: Polite?
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2002, 05:50:47 PM »
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(Food storage is a pretty big deal for LDS/Mormon families, for those of you scratching your heads even more.)  :)



That's because each family has no less than 5 kids.  ;)

I grew up in Salt Lake City, but not mormon. I've got a lot of bad memories involving the LDS church so I'm not the one to talk to about it. You know what they say, "if you don't have anything nice to say...."
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Re: Polite?
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2002, 09:30:05 AM »
I do the food storage thing too, but I was pretty much brought up by my Nan who was around in WW2.  

As for Zip-lock "baggies", they were new in the UK when I left and too expensive for me, but now I'm in the US and they're cheap and everywhere, I use them.  It still seems wasteful to just throw them away, but the washing thing (which my dad used to do in the UK with the non-zip type  :o) is too much for me, so I reuse them as disposal bags for nappies/diapers and smelly kitchen waste.


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Re: Polite?
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2019, 01:29:48 PM »
I feel the same way Nosey!
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Re: Polite?
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2019, 02:30:32 PM »
My parents grew up in the depression, and a lot of their habits rubbed off on me. I wash out zippy bags - why not? They're still functional. I re-use paper bags unless they are soiled. I save string, I save glass jars with lids.

I also can/preserve food every year - but then, I lived in places many times in my life where we got snowed in for a week at a time. And also times when I was unemployed for longer! Always good to have at least a month's worth of chow preserved and stashed safely away. And at least some of it in a form that doesn't require cooking (or much cooking), in case the power goes out.  ;D


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Re: Polite?
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2019, 07:49:16 PM »
Huh, weird. I loathe when people say bless you when I sneeze, as achild I was taught that it's rude to draw attention to people's bodily functions. And almost everyone I know here says it. I sneeze a lot too, if I sneeze there's gonna be at least two more coming right away. And I get half a dozen people literally screaming "bless you" at me for every. single. sneeze. I'm so annoyed that apparently I live in the one part of the country where "bless you" is a thing!


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Re: Polite?
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2019, 07:00:23 AM »
As the UK contingent of a transatlantic couple, I can restate that we don't really do the "bless you" thing, and it was briefly an annoyance to my wife.

I believe it's an old superstition that a sneeze opens up your body to demonic possession, and the blessing is a admonition to god not to allow the demons inside.

My argument to my wife was if that's the case, then we'd also need a blessing during farts... she found that highly amusing and it became a non-issue.
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Re: Polite?
« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2019, 04:01:46 PM »
As the UK contingent of a transatlantic couple, I can restate that we don't really do the "bless you" thing, and it was briefly an annoyance to my wife.

I believe it's an old superstition that a sneeze opens up your body to demonic possession, and the blessing is a admonition to god not to allow the demons inside.

My argument to my wife was if that's the case, then we'd also need a blessing during farts... she found that highly amusing and it became a non-issue.
I wonder if that's a regional thing...where are you located? Asking as I've always had people around me say "bless you" so wondering if it depends on where you're located regionally

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Re: Polite?
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2019, 04:44:30 PM »
Yeah, my husband says bless you. Even when I fart (our house is hilarious most of the time)

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Re: Polite?
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2019, 08:42:36 PM »
When someone at work sneezes, we all shout, "That's one!"  because our running joke is that if you sneeze 3 times, you get to go home sick. 


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