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#21
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Originally posted by Turtles06
For sure! But I will pass along the answer (to the first question) from our experience a couple of years ago (on an NCL ship) -- my wife and I were having a very relaxing morning on a couple of loungers up on a high deck facing the ocean. So beautiful and peaceful. But then along came a woman in her twenties or so; she sat down on a lounger next to my wife, pulled out a nail clipper, and began clipping her toenails. Clip, clop, clip, clop, right onto the deck. GROSS! My wife politely asked this woman to please do her personal grooming in her cabin. To which this woman replied, "I'm on a cruise, I'm free to do whatever I want, wherever I want." She then pulled out a pedicure kit and started applying stinky nail polish remover, and my wife a bit more sternly made it clear to her that this was not the place for her pedicure. The woman finally got up and moved away.
Its a feeling of entitlement.. there are people that pull off their shoes and do this crap on the airlines... or paint their nails on an airplane.. or at work.. they don't realize its the rudest thing in the world and most offensive
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#22
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Originally posted by Robb
I totally agree with the poster who said to use a baggie and take them home. I have been saving my nail clippings (both finger and toe) for decades and would hate to lose any while on a cruise. At home I store them in a crystal vase that in my dining room china cabinet. I think they are quite lovely and they are definitely items of conversation when we have guests for dinner. Just my opinion.......................
I'll bet you have already designated in your will who gets them.
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Originally posted by draftxhorselover
Its a feeling of entitlement.. there are people that pull off their shoes and do this crap on the airlines... or paint their nails on an airplane.. or at work.. they don't realize its the rudest thing in the world and most offensive
Hold on your horses here...the following is not critique, but a mere observation in general:
It is in YOUR CULTURE maybe the rudest thing. In other cultures, this might be socially acceptable, but blowing ones nose in public is an absolute faux-pas...
It all depends on your local customs.
a cruise ship has a vast range of Nationalities and cultures onboard and not everyone knows your local customs. I do not clip my nails in public, but have no problem with someone doing this in public, as long as I am not covered in clippings 😉.
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I'm a biter, no need to do anything lol.


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#25
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Originally posted by AncientWanderer
We did cruise once, though, with my 85-year-old mother-in-law. She shaved her legs out by the pool "because the light is better." I just looked away....
I hope that was before lunch rather than after, because had I seen that I would have lost my lunch!
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Originally posted by TheCalicoCat
"I'm on a cruise, I'm free to do whatever I want, wherever I want."

This is the number 1 reason that things go wrong on a cruise...
Bingo! Couldn't agree more..
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#27
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Originally posted by serendipity1499
This was my reaction too! I've never heard of an 85 year old woman who still even needs to shave her legs.. LOL

Wow I've just learnt something new ... You get less body hair with age ??
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#28
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Originally posted by Herfnerd
Am I the only one that flushes the clippings down the terlet?
You might be, because that may not be an authorized 'terlet' flushing item..
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OMG. Best thread ever. I was laughing so hard I was crying. Thank you.
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#30
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Originally posted by 10-7
I'm a biter, no need to do anything lol.
Why? Are you swallowing them?
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Originally posted by 10-7
I'm a biter, no need to do anything lol.


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#34
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Do you biters also bite your toenails? I used to do that (not swallowing them or spitting them out but placing them in the aforementioned baggies) but my flabby tummy and arthritis just do not allow that any more. Getting old is H$%L. About the hair growing less as you age.....I can certainly testify that you are correct if you are talking about hair on your head, but ask most old men like me............hair starts growing in places you would not think of. If I could just get it all moved to my head I would not have the big bald spot.

I have been so glad these topics have come up and I now feel much better about these problems. I also want to thank the person who mentioned my will and the passing on my treasures in the crystal vase. I will have to contact my lawyer immediately to have this omission taken care of.

Keep on cruising and enjoying life. Share smiles and hugs freely, make the world a better place.
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#36
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Originally posted by Despegue
Hold on your horses here...the following is not critique, but a mere observation in general:
It is in YOUR CULTURE maybe the rudest thing. In other cultures, this might be socially acceptable, but blowing ones nose in public is an absolute faux-pas...
It all depends on your local customs.
a cruise ship has a vast range of Nationalities and cultures onboard and not everyone knows your local customs. I do not clip my nails in public, but have no problem with someone doing this in public, as long as I am not covered in clippings 😉.
Im talking about Americans doing it in front of Americans... IT IS RUDE and NOXIOUS
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Actually I remember being on a HAL ship (Volendam) where there were nail clippings all over the balcony (also foot prints on the glass balcony).

A few days into the cruise we got a notice that the carpeting in our room was going to be cleaned, so I called them and asked them to clean the balcony while they were at it.
Later in the day we were scolded by our room steward for doing this .... he said this was his job and we should have told him.

BTW the nail clippings were still there the next day. Guess he showed us.
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Sorry but WHAT???????
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I'm pretty sure everyone is just having a little fun with life.


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