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#21
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by Gymbod
I hang mine on the hook on bathroom door Can't believe I'm discussing nightwear

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Where did you put your wet towels? Or did you want clean towels every day?
#22
England
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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.
Well, they often arrange nighties artistically at turn-down, so doubt they are bothered about touching it!
#23
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by marylizcat
Well, they often arrange nighties artistically at turn-down, so doubt they are bothered about touching it!
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#24
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Bearing in mind how many people have occupied the cabins before you there will be likely germs in more places than a drawer. I tuck my nightwear away in a drawer don't want anyone I don't know touching it! I do like to think I consider other people in my day to day life but one can take things too far. If it make you feel more settled to blitz the cabin with anti bac wipes then go for it, I will be taking some for using in the bathroom as I am OCD about that. Working on NHS wards I'm sure I come in contact with numerous bugs and viruses and I'm still standing.
#25
Derbyshire, UK
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Omg. I literally never even thought that this could be a thread, but hey ho it’s fun.

I wouldn’t expect the steward to deal with any of my clothes. I’ve always put everything away somewhere or at the very least fold it and leave it on the chair.

As for putting stuff in the drawers, well I hate to tell this to you, but the bedside drawers and the place I hide all my dirty undies and socks before they get gathered up and chucked in the laundry . Still those marauding bacteria have never got me yet


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#26
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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I'm amazed at how many people would rather let their steward think they sleep commando than let the steward touch their clothing.
My grandma was convinced that her rather posh neighbours were 'all furcoat and no knickers' because she never saw any underwear on the washing line.
#27
Devon, UK
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For starters, all the cabin stewards and stewardesses wear gloves or hadn't you noticed? Secondly, I've never read such unadulterated rubbish. If everybody stopped worrying about germs all the time, we would all be a lot healthier. All this bacterial wipes, bacterial spray in bathrooms and kitchens stops your immune system being able to cope with any germs at all. That's why kids these days have all these allergies, asthma etc. etc. Nobody at my school had allergies or asthma. A nightdress in a drawer is not going to give anybody anything.
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#28
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I'm sure the cabin stewards are not in the slightest bit bothered whether people sleep commando or not. I've noticed a few of my neighbours don't put their underwear on the line to dry I assume they like privacy not that they don't wear any!!! I put all mine out for all to see, I'm not bothered.
#29
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by jeanlyon
For starters, all the cabin stewards and stewardesses wear gloves or hadn't you noticed? Secondly, I've never read such unadulterated rubbish. If everybody stopped worrying about germs all the time, we would all be a lot healthier. All this bacterial wipes, bacterial spray in bathrooms and kitchens stops your immune system being able to cope with any germs at all. That's why kids these days have all these allergies, asthma etc. etc. Nobody at my school had allergies or asthma. A nightdress in a drawer is not going to give anybody anything.
Soiled clothing will certainly give you something. That's why we wash clothing, it's the bacteria that makes them smell. I certainly wouldn't want to apply eye make up or lipstick that's been in contact with a surface that's had other people's dirty clothing on.
My dad, who would be 86 now, and my husband who would be 66 both had asthma. I certainly remember class mates with hayfever.
#30
Devon, UK
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Well I know why we wash clothing, but putting a nightie or pyjamas in a drawer on the ship is not going to give anybody any disease unless of course you have a disease, in which case, you wouldn't be letting the steward handle it either? And when would you put your mascara on a surface that might have had dirty clothes on it? You must be a nervous wreck about germs?

So I have a question. do you not unpack into drawers from your suitcases? Because heaven knows what germs are in the drawers that might get on to your clothes? Into your underwear?
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#31
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I don't think I'd put make up or medicine down in direct contact with any surface- that's why both things come in protective cases. My eyeliner case might touch the drawer but my eyeliner itself won't. Overall I think I'd be more worried about things like door handles and telephones that are known to harbour germs than sweaty nighties in drawers. Not that I do worry about these things- not one of the 'wipe my whole cabin down before I touch anything' brigade lol.

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#32
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by SquishTheWhale
I don't think I'd put make up or medicine down in direct contact with any surface- that's why both things come in protective cases. My eyeliner case might touch the drawer but my eyeliner itself won't. Overall I think I'd be more worried about things like door handles and telephones that are known to harbour germs than sweaty nighties in drawers. Not that I do worry about these things- not one of the 'wipe my whole cabin down before I touch anything' brigade lol.

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Your fingers touch the case. Your fingers then apply the make up. I certainly have to hold my eyelashes down when applying eye liner. I'm pretty sure the cases are not airtight anyway, that's why they go off and dry up.
#33
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Originally posted by FangedRose
Your fingers touch the case. Your fingers then apply the make up. I certainly have to hold my eyelashes down when applying eye liner. I'm pretty sure the cases are not airtight anyway, that's why they go off and dry up.
Maybe, I guess I'm just not as bothered about it. I go to the gym, so if I'm going to catch anything it'll probably be from all the sweaty grossness in there!

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#34
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK. No Carlisle is not in Scotland
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Originally posted by jeanlyon
Well I know why we wash clothing, but putting a nightie or pyjamas in a drawer on the ship is not going to give anybody any disease unless of course you have a disease, in which case, you wouldn't be letting the steward handle it either? And when would you put your mascara on a surface that might have had dirty clothes on it? You must be a nervous wreck about germs?

So I have a question. do you not unpack into drawers from your suitcases? Because heaven knows what germs are in the drawers that might get on to your clothes? Into your underwear?
No I use packing cubes. Quicker and easier, and yes, more hygienic. Anyway I don't put my clothing into my mouth or eyes, as I do with meds and makeup. I am not obsessed with germs, just careful with what goes into my mouth or near my eyes.
#36
Yorkshire
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Joined Apr 2013
Originally posted by marylizcat
Well, they often arrange nighties artistically at turn-down, so doubt they are bothered about touching it!
That's a new one on me, I think that could be up for the Turner Prize this year

Has anyone else encountered stewards who artistically arrange nighties?

Perhaps one might fill my PJ's with towels and draw a face on the wine bucket and prop it up for when I stagger back to the cabin
#38
82 Posts
Joined Mar 2018
Tom Baker- your comment made me laugh so much!

Fangedrose- life is too short to obsess about germs and worry about where people place their nightwear in cabins!

The stewards must dread you coming on board!( only joking!)

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#39
Gower Peninsula, Wales
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I’m just amazed that people wear nightwear more than once!

I don’t wear anything in bed, so it doesn’t apply to me, but if I did I would want it fresh. I wouldn't wear underwear more than once, so I certainly wouldn’t wear nightwear more than once either.
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#40
Southampton
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All this worry and angst over the remote possibility of getting germs from a drawer is quite amusing and more fun than tipping threads. If there are one or two germs waiting to get me in a drawer then how many millions are waiting for me in the bed? From now on I will be taking a rope and sleep hanging over that