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Posted 08-20-2008 at 06:04 PM by emeraldsky

If you're ever in a situation where you feel a sneeze coming on, and you'd really rather not, just say "watermelon" (out loud... mumbled quietly to yourself... or even just mouth the words without saying anything at all) and the problem is solved. No sneeze.

My son taught me this (kids know the coolest things) and I've tried it about 3 times so far, with success each time. It came in handy just the other day when I was in a training meeting for work. I quietly mumbled watermelon to myself and bye-bye sneeze urge.

Normally I'm happy to let my sneezes out (and I still will most of the time). But the thing is, I'm a hearty sneezer. Some women have the art of the dainty sneeze down, but not me. I may be on the small side, but I have a big sneeze. And sometimes you really don't want to do a big sneeze...

So anyway, just in case this might come in handy for someone else out there, I thought I'd pass along the wisdom.
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    Will immediately pass this info on to my son, the one who got in trouble for sneezing in class today. He is one of those who lets out a small noise before sneezing and the teacher for some reason didn't like it. Go figure. The kid has allergies for petes sake, sneezing comes with 'em.

    Thanks for the advice....
    Posted 08-20-2008 at 07:25 PM by aiangel_writer aiangel_writer is offline
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    If I can remember this I'll be sure and try it. My ears would love for it to work for me I'm sure.
    Posted 08-20-2008 at 08:58 PM by Nomadicus Nomadicus is offline
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    Oh boy, can't wait for the feeling I get that tells me I am gonna sneeze..
    Posted 08-21-2008 at 05:18 AM by Miss Blue Miss Blue is offline
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    the whole time i was reading this i wasnt thinking of sneezing..i was thinking of the watermelon stand on the way home-lol
    Posted 08-21-2008 at 02:27 PM by arguy1973 arguy1973 is offline
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    Oh, boy aiangel. What stinkers some teachers are... That made me laugh Nomadicus, I know what you mean. My husband sneezes so loud too, it hurts my ears. I ask him to please give me a warning, so I can plug them first. Thanks for the comments everyone.
    Posted 08-21-2008 at 08:28 PM by emeraldsky emeraldsky is offline
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    Just wanted to share that "mooing" (yes, the sound that cows make) also works. Of course, I think that you could probably explain 'watermelon' much better than you could explain "mooooo". I don't know if this one works in silent. When I have tried it, it is always a good, loud "MOOO". Works every time. I, too, sneeze very loud.
    Posted 08-22-2008 at 10:47 AM by weatherologist weatherologist is offline

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