when it said to me I can,t help saying thank you.but say, just hope you got allergies.
I quit saying "bless you" years ago, and I had to be very conscious about NOT saying it. I did feel the urge though. When someone says it to me I just say thank you. I understand the good nature behind the sentiment, so it's not worth saying anything about.
Of course. I don't see anything wrong with some of these small traditions. In fact, I don't think bless you came from any big religion like Christianity. I heard it came from a Native American religion because they believed your soul would leave your body when you sneezed.