What you paid for the cruise
Opinions on what other people like to eat
I must say I disagree with these 'rules'. I've mostly always had great table mates and I feel most of these points can be discussed without a full blown row kicking off and people feeling offended. I have my opinions on all these things but I wouldn't argue with someone who disagreed with my point of view. It's just a shame not everyone can be so tolerant and mature.
Looking at them one by one
Religion - one of my favourite topics to discuss and something I think a lot of people feel comfortable about. I'm a Protestant and love hearing about how people of all different religions think and how they worship. My knowledge of Judaism has greatly increased from discussion with table mates
Politics - most of my table companions have been Americans which I think makes this one easier. Saying that, vie never had a political debate with British companions, just adhere to the golden rule of 'never ask'. I like talking to Americans about politics though, if they want to share their ideology then I'm very open to that. Furthermore, Im interested to know more about what the Supreme Court actually does and how the US and states have different laws
Abortion - can safely say this one has never came up. Should it? I know it's a much bigger issue in America but seems a weird one to put on there. Are gun laws allowed to be discussed?
Economy - something a lot of my conversations have been based on. When you learn someones job it seems natural after a while to ask them how their industry is faring (more so now). Or perhaps how the recent crash has effected jobs where they live, some may feel uncomfortable but being on a cruise suggests they aren't exactly in poverty.
What you paid - a lot of running jokes about the British and doing this. I must say, this isn't something that interests me so I've never asked anyone. I usually forget how much I've paid aswell, i just know I'm enjoying myself to the max!
Weight - I'm a big guy, in my circle of friends we have a lot of jokes about my size 'hey big guy' and it doesn't particularly bother me. Im trying to shed a bit and will keep going. I'm very happy to talk about my weight and how I'm trying to get it down, I do understand some don't like this however so wouldn't bring the subject up
Opinions of what others like to eat - a strange one i think. A lot of people not necessarily goodies tend to talk about what they like to eat and perhaps talk about their local cuisine. Again, it's all about opinions, i don't go on about it if someone doesn't like something
What do you think?
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