Posted May 23rd, 2004, 10:24 PM
This is one more reason why I don't like buffets. You just never know if the person in front of you washed their hands after using the restroom. I've seen people come out of a stall and obviously (if you know what I mean) had a problem. Then proceed out of the bathroom without
washing their hands.
Coming from a medical background that alone is enough to make me sick
I really wish the cruise lines would have staff serve the cruisers. If the crew follows proper sanitation and hand washing, I believe the cruise lines could drastically cut down on people who get sick
As it is, I try my best to wash the heck out of my hands before eating. Unfortunately, if I grap a serving spoon that has been handled by someone who is sick
, I'm still at risk. I don't have a lot of faith in those hand sanitizer lotions they sell. That leaves me with the opition of either washing my hands after
I've picked up my food (rather inconvenient. I can also just skip the buffet or be the first in line. Of course, it's not just the buffet where you can pick up a virus. Anything an infected person has touched and then you touched can be guilty.
Most of the time, we only eat breakfast in the Windjammer and we are early risers, so we're one of the first in line. To date, I've only had one night in which I got sick
. I have no idea why. It wasn't motion sickness. I'm not prone to that and I do know it when it hits me. It wasn't a virus because I tossed my cookies once and was done with it. It may have been a very mild case of food poisoning or it may just have been something I ate that day didn't like me. I'll tell you one thing, I really was worried that I'd blown it and grabbed something that had a virus on it, then didn't get it washed off my hands before eating something with my hands.
I'm sorry you got ill. It really sucks to be sick
on vacation and especially on a cruise ship if you're confined to your cabin. But in confined spaces, it's one of the risks you take. The only thing you can do is scrub those hands every chance you get.
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Vision OTS - Alaska 7/03
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