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14 hours ago, ducklite said:


I took four years of Latin in high school.  I'm not sure it's even taught anymore.  And yes, in loco parentis when necessary to protect health and safety of myself and others.

 

What you need to learn is not latin.   What you need to learn is "mind your own business"

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I always thought latin was a waste of a couple of hours of my school life every week.

 

Luckily only had to suffer it for 1 year, unlike Shakespeare which was like a life sentence.

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17 hours ago, ducklite said:


I would have gotten up and walked away.  I don't mind a short prayer, but don't expect me to join in, keep it short, and don't EVER just grab my hand.  

 

Yes, don't ever grab your hand.  They might not have washed theirs during their last visit to the toilet.  The horror.  

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Sorry but anyone that grabs hold of a strangers hand to pray is just weird.

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5 hours ago, crazyank said:

 

What you need to learn is not latin.   What you need to learn is "mind your own business"

 

He has every right to speak up.  They have every right to ignore him.

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1 hour ago, zitsky said:

 

He has every right to speak up.  They have every right to ignore him.

 

With rights come responsibilities and repercussions.  Pesky people in public toilets rebuking other patrons for failing their prescribed standard of hand hygiene may learn that the hard way. 

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59 minutes ago, K32682 said:

 

With rights come responsibilities and repercussions.  Pesky people in public toilets rebuking other patrons for failing their prescribed standard of hand hygiene may learn that the hard way. 

 

Do you talk this way on the ship?

 

"Don't cut in line in the buffet or you may learn the hard way."

 

"Don't give me the wrong wine or you may learn the hard way."

 

"Don't push that elevator button or you may learn the hard way."

 

Edited by zitsky

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On 7/16/2019 at 11:37 PM, MicCanberra said:

That and seen too many people use a bathroom (stalls and cubicles) and walking straight out.☠️

That's why it's important to have a good immune system. We all hold hand  rails, push buttons and sit in chairs.

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8 minutes ago, JMorris271 said:

That's why it's important to have a good immune system. We all hold hand  rails, push buttons and sit in chairs.

 

I worry about super bugs that put you in the hospital.

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On 7/11/2019 at 7:10 PM, Harley52 said:

You are quite welcome, I find the most courteous, honest and sincere fellow cruisers are from Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.  Extremely polite.

That's luck of the draw.

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12 minutes ago, zitsky said:

 

I worry about super bugs that put you in the hospital.

So do I. A super bug will put everyone in quarantine.

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2 hours ago, zitsky said:

 

I worry about super bugs that put you in the hospital.

I think the hospitals are where people pick up the super bugs...  

 

I don't worry about other people's sanitary habits out in public.  Only at work - since we share computers and phones, we all are aware when someone is sick - we have a supply of wipes at the Front Desk to wipe off our equipment.   But, that doesn't always help.  We've got some kind of stomach bug going around now and we've all had it over the past 2 weeks.  Do what you can and don't worry.  

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My worst tablemate had rotting food between his teeth which gave him horrid breath. Never again. I'll leave the table and eat in International Cafe next time

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11 minutes ago, slidergirl said:

I think the hospitals are where people pick up the super bugs...  

 

I don't worry about other people's sanitary habits out in public.  Only at work - since we share computers and phones, we all are aware when someone is sick - we have a supply of wipes at the Front Desk to wipe off our equipment.   But, that doesn't always help.  We've got some kind of stomach bug going around now and we've all had it over the past 2 weeks.  Do what you can and don't worry.  

 

Hospitals are not the only place you can get sick.  That's why public hygiene is so important.  You gave the example of illness spreading in an office.  How do you think it works on a cruise ship?

 

Yes I think you absolutely should worry.

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5 hours ago, slidergirl said:

I don't worry about other people's sanitary habits out in public.  Only at work - since we share computers and phones, we all are aware when someone is sick - we have a supply of wipes at the Front Desk to wipe off our equipment.   But, that doesn't always help.  We've got some kind of stomach bug going around now and we've all had it over the past 2 weeks.  Do what you can and don't worry.  

We practice good hygiene ourselves, so we do not worry about anyone else's hygiene, but that doesn't mean we don't see it and shake our heads in disgust or wonderment.

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Makes you wonder how some folk make it through the day. Any day 

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8 minutes ago, DarrenM said:

Makes you wonder how some folk make it through the day. Any day 

 

One foot in front of the other???

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31 minutes ago, zitsky said:

 

One foot in front of the other???

There are some that cannot even mange that.

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Going back to topic... before you sit at a table you should be asked about a Cruisecritic thread and asked to vote yes or no.  That way we make sure like minded people are together.

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10 hours ago, zitsky said:

 

I worry about super bugs that put you in the hospital.

Worry and anxiety (about Super Bugs) are more likely to put you in the hospital (or underground) then a super bug.

 

Hank

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4 minutes ago, Hlitner said:

Worry and anxiety (about Super Bugs) are more likely to put you in the hospital (or underground) then a super bug.

 

Hank

 

All I'll say is... better to be safe than sorry, Hank.

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1 hour ago, zitsky said:

 

All I'll say is... better to be safe than sorry, Hank.

There is a difference between practicing reasonable precautions and "worrying."  Anxiety is a major problem in our country while super bugs are a relatively minor problem (but very serious for victims) mostly relegated to those who must stay in a hospital.  As very avid cruisers (for several decades), DW and I both take reasonable precautions against any "bug" by simply washing our hands (often) with soap and water , making use of a very interesting hand sanitizer sold by NoZoo, and doing our best to avoid being around folks who are doing a lot of  coughing and sneezing.  Perhaps that is why neither of us has contracted Noro or other GI bugs in far more then 1000 days of cruising (knock on wood) although we have both caught our share of common colds and some "cabin cough" stuff.  Perhaps I am ignorant, but have never heard of a single super bug case on a cruise ship.   Perhaps there have been some MRSA cases arising from spa usage, but we have never seen a post about an occurrence.  I will admit to having some pre-travel anxiety about catching something BEFORE our travel that might interfere with our travel plans.  But once we are in "travel mode" it is not an issue of concern.

 

What we do know (as a fact) is that Norovirus is a risk on ships (and on land) as is any virus (such as flu) that is brought aboard by passengers or crew.  There is always an increased risk when you are in crowded environments (just ask any school teacher or student) but that is a risk we all take by simply living and traveling.   We do have some friends who are true "germaphobes" and it has really caused them a lot of grief.  They are now at the point that they wear surgical masks when traveling, use all kinds of sanitizers, and also are among the most sickly folks we know...who manage to catch just about everything when they travel.  

 

But having written all this stuff (which often becomes a topic on CC) we do not understand what it has to do with this thread about "table mates."   But I will confess that we would prefer not to share a table with folks who are sick....but it is not something that normally invades our thoughts.

 

Hank

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I was never worried about catching Noro Virus off fellow table mates as I do not make physical contact with them.

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