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God Bless You [Sep. 21st, 2006|01:55 pm]
There is a girl who sits next to me in one of my classes. I know nothing about her but she seems like a typical blond sorority girl. One day in class she sneezed and I said 'God Bless You' to her. I knew she heard me but I got no response. That's fine, but a few minutes later the exact same thing occurred, I said 'God Bless You' and got no response. Then later in class I sneezed and she didn't say anything. I was a little bothered by this but didn't dwell on it too much. The next time we had class she sneezed and the guy on the other side of her said 'God Bless You'(I would've but he was pretty fast with it) to which she replied 'Thank You'. Later in that class this other guy sneezed and she then said 'God Bless You'. I was perplexed. Had she purposefully not thanked me specifically? Singled me out as someone to not say God Bless You to? Had I merely improved her sneezing etiquette by blessing her those times? Well today in class, towards the end, I sneezed and she said 'God Bless You'. I said 'Thank You' and for some reason it was beautiful. Had she thanked me or said God Bless You to me on the first day it would have had hardly any impact on me but as it was it made my day and gave me a sense of hope for some reason.

Not the best story ever but I thought it warranted telling. Saw Shawshank Redemption last night for the first time. It instantly became one of my favorite movies.

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[User Picture]From: mrsfancypants
2006-09-21 08:36 pm (UTC)

I love that Alan cannot get over this.
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[User Picture]From: matthewmckinley
2006-09-21 08:02 pm (UTC)
this sounds like the sort of story richard linklater would love to feature in one of his films
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[User Picture]From: stylophone
2006-09-21 08:04 pm (UTC)
that's a classic case of settling.
she should have said it to you the first time, now you're convinced not only that because she didn't then that it was in someway your fault but you also get happiness from something made you question yourself.

i'm in a bad mood, obviously.
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[User Picture]From: tobias_tar
2006-09-21 09:56 pm (UTC)
i actually love that story, and am a firm believer that your life is much more interesting than mine.


see you saturday

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[User Picture]From: greedisgood
2006-09-21 10:39 pm (UTC)

definately not the best story ever

wee ooh
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[User Picture]From: matthewmckinley
2006-09-22 08:35 am (UTC)

did you mean wahh wahhhh?

because yours sounds like someone broke the law in foggy london town.
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From: nerdfullyyours
2006-09-21 10:50 pm (UTC)
Shawshank is one of the best movies.
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From: moosicowdancer
2006-09-22 01:00 pm (UTC)
I still haven't seen Shawshank...I keep hearing that I need to.

Anyway, happy early birthday-hopefully I'll see you Saturday nighttttttt :D
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[User Picture]From: lusciouslilleah
2006-09-22 09:21 pm (UTC)


I've been in a similar position before, so I know the feeling!

I don't think I'll be able to make it Saturday to your birthday party (have a stupid baby shower to attend the next morning), so happy early birthday, Alan!!
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[User Picture]From: couchinthesun
2006-09-22 10:18 pm (UTC)
that room must be pretty damn dusty.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-10-08 10:33 pm (UTC)
Hey Alan!

(269) 808-1257

Call Me after 10 p.m. pleeese!:)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-12-15 03:36 pm (UTC)


very interesting, but I don't agree with you
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