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#1
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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A few months ago, in a discussion about 'excellent' scores for cabin stewards, I stated that I didn't give my steward top marks for a variety of reasons. One of which was that he left my nightwear out sometimes. I acknowledged that it was trivial, and that on it's own would not have merited a downgrading. I'm not getting into any discussion about that.

However, many responded by saying that they put their nightwear into the bedside drawer. I am the only one who finds that disgusting? The idea that people find it acceptable to place garments which have been worn into a confined space such as a drawer astounding. Especially as following passengers use the same drawer for make up, or medication or anything really. Anything I have worn is either in the wash basket or left out to air. I would never dream of stuffing worn garments into a drawer.

Am I on my own here?
#2
82 Posts
Joined Mar 2018
I can’t believe anyone could even be bothered to ask such a question! What does it matter to you what people do?
I’m lost for words quite frankly!!
Eve
#3
Wales
208 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by Eveglos
I can’t believe anyone could even be bothered to ask such a question! What does it matter to you what people do?
I’m lost for words quite frankly!!
Eve
Totally agree. Thread for threads sake. Who cares? Not me
#4
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by Eveglos
I can’t believe anyone could even be bothered to ask such a question! What does it matter to you what people do?
I’m lost for words quite frankly!!
Eve
Because of the viruses and bacteria which must multiply in damp (from worn nightwear) close and warm conditions. Which then get transferred to whatever is put into the same place later.
#5
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by Cristaltips
Totally agree. Thread for threads sake. Who cares? Not me
As you can tell from my profile I do not post for postings sake. If you don't care why reply?
#6
82 Posts
Joined Mar 2018
I don’t mean to sound rude but I think that’s a bit OTT!

If people want to put their nightwear away in a drawer, that’s totally up to them.

To each his own!!

Eve

PS sometimes I put my nightwear under my pillow,sometimes I stick it in a drawer! Can’t say I have ever caught any virus whilst on holiday either!!
#8
312 Posts
Joined May 2015
I agree with you fanged rose! Now I am making a mental note to myself to Clorox wipe the insides of all the drawers and cabinets as well as the tops! I am a germophobe and not ashamed to admit it.


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#9
England
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Must say it would never occur to me to put nightwear in a drawer. Always leave it folded neatly either on top of or under my pillow. Drawers are usually filled with ‘stuff’.


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#10
UK
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Joined Jul 2013
I think you worry too much. Putting your PJs in a drawer isn't going to harm you.
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#11
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by Eveglos
I don’t mean to sound rude but I think that’s a bit OTT!

If people want to put their nightwear away in a drawer, that’s totally up to them.

To each his own!!

Eve

PS sometimes I put my nightwear under my pillow,sometimes I stick it in a drawer! Can’t say I have ever caught any virus whilst on holiday either!!
At home I would agree with you. But a cruise cabin drawer is not 'your own'. You have rented it for duration of the cruise. You need to have consideration for those in the cabin after you.
#12
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by SquishTheWhale
I think you worry too much. Putting your PJs in a drawer isn't going to harm you.
It may harm those using the cabin after you.
#13
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by marylizcat
Must say it would never occur to me to put nightwear in a drawer. Always leave it folded neatly either on top of or under my pillow. Drawers are usually filled with ‘stuff’.


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I used to leave my nightie on the bed, but would find it draped over a chair or bedhead, once on the floor (I decided to give the steward the benefit of doubt and think it fell off the back of the chair). It never ever crossed my mind to hide it in a drawer and let the steward think I slept commando.
#14
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by moongal
I agree with you fanged rose! Now I am making a mental note to myself to Clorox wipe the insides of all the drawers and cabinets as well as the tops! I am a germophobe and not ashamed to admit it.


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I wouldn't say I was a germaphobe. But I am careful about hand washing etc. However as I have meds which are best taken first thing in the morning an hour before eating, they are kept by the bed, usually in the drawer. After reading about what others do with their night clothes after wearing them I too will be taking anti viral wipes with me on my next cruise.
#15
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Originally posted by FangedRose
It may harm those using the cabin after you.
How exactly? I'm curious. Unless you have some infectious skin disease? Even then I can't see how the bacteria transfer would be worse in a drawer than anywhere else
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#16
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by SquishTheWhale
How exactly? I'm curious. Unless you have some infections skin disease?

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Yes, infection of any sort. Night clothes put in the drawer first thing will still be damp from overnight sweating (everyone sweats at night) and any bacteria from a cut or scratch or even sunburn, or virus has ideal conditions to grow. They will transfer to the drawer itself.
Germs love damp, warm conditions. And live on surfaces for weeks.
#17
Yorkshire
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Joined Apr 2013
I would have tidied any nightwear away before the steward came in, whether it be in a draw, hung up or put away. I wouldn't expect the steward to have to touch my nightwear.
#19
UK
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Originally posted by Tom Baker
I would have tidied any nightwear away before the steward came in, whether it be in a draw, hung up or put away. I wouldn't expect the steward to have to touch my nightwear.
My sentiments entirely. What a daft topic.
#20
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by Tom Baker
I would have tidied any nightwear away before the steward came in, whether it be in a draw, hung up or put away. I wouldn't expect the steward to have to touch my nightwear.
My nighty was always folded on my pillow. But whether he was changing the sheets or something I would find it elsewhere. Trivial but annoying.