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Old 12-21-2015, 06:50 PM   #1261
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I do understand the nonsense many put up with on their jobs regarding sick time. There was 10 years of my life that I had the no paid sick time. I didn't make it very clear that this Walmart associate never learned to cover or turn their face to sneeze. Yuck!
Coughing or sneezing into your hand is even worse than not covering your mouth at all. I see way too many people coughing into their hand then touching things with that same hand without washing or sanitizing. I bring Purell with me everywhere I go this time of year and use it several times a day if i'm out in public.
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:54 PM   #1262
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Coughing or sneezing into your hand is even worse than not covering your mouth at all. I see way too many people coughing into their hand then touching things with that same hand without washing or sanitizing.
I have been very impressed with the percentage of people I see these days coughing into their elbow (the preferred technique). Makes me feel better about it.
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Just came back from a Celebrity cruise where they had staff standing in front of the dining room, the cafeteria, and the gangway inviting passengers to get hand disinfectant applied.

I wonder if this is common with other cruise lines.
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Just came back from a Celebrity cruise where they had staff standing in front of the dining room, the cafeteria, and the gangway inviting passengers to get hand disinfectant applied.

I wonder if this is common with other cruise lines.

Must be a lot of unhealthy people on those boats. They must not have ate their boogers growing up.

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Old 12-21-2015, 08:42 PM   #1265
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Pet Peeve: That 9/10 of a cent added to gasoline prices. Get rid of it.
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:27 PM   #1266
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Just came back from a Celebrity cruise where they had staff standing in front of the dining room, the cafeteria, and the gangway inviting passengers to get hand disinfectant applied.

I wonder if this is common with other cruise lines.
Given that cruise ships are excellent places to spread norovirus, it makes sense to have people sanitize their hands since that helps to minimize the chance of spread. The cdc estimates 19-21 million cases a year. Every so often you hear of norovirus on a cruise ship which typically means after the ship returns a top to bottom cleaning of the ship, so the cruise line wants to avoid a norovirus outbreak in the first place.
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It certainly makes sense for cruise ship management to promote hand sanitizing. In my previous cruise which was 20 years ago, they did not do that.
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It certainly makes sense for cruise ship management to promote hand sanitizing. In my previous cruise which was 20 years ago, they did not do that.
I think the focus on hand sanitizing started after SARS and multiple Norwalk outbreaks, and after research was published showing how effective it is.
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:43 AM   #1269
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No argument.
I wasn't in Walmart to save money. I was in Walmart because they are the best Pharmacy in a 15 mile radius.

I do understand the nonsense many put up with on their jobs regarding sick time. There was 10 years of my life that I had the no paid sick time. I didn't make it very clear that this Walmart associate never learned to cover or turn their face to sneeze. Yuck!
I have never used a WalMart pharmacy the was worth a tinkers damn.
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Pet Peeve: That 9/10 of a cent added to gasoline prices. Get rid of it.
+1 we could get rid of pennies too... round each purchase to the nearest nickel and be done with it.
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FWIW - Viking Cruise line in Russia had hand disinfectant stations at the ship entrance and the dining area. They were the no-touch auto-spray type. Everyone appeared to be using them
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+1 we could get rid of pennies too... round each purchase to the nearest nickel and be done with it.
Canada did that in 2012. We don't miss it.
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+1 we could get rid of pennies too... round each purchase to the nearest nickel and be done with it.
Since I pay with the card for just about everything, this is less of a pet peeve for me than it used to be.

Now, on that rare occasion I pay cash and get some change, I say under my breath "Oh crap, now I have to walk around with some metal disks in my pocket! What the heck am I gonna do with these!".

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FWIW - Viking Cruise line in Russia had hand disinfectant stations at the ship entrance and the dining area. They were the no-touch auto-spray type. Everyone appeared to be using them
The ship I was on also had the automatic type at several places.

Still, they had a staff standing at entrances of dining areas and the gangway with a big bottle during high-traffic hours. I think when she makes eye contact with you, it is difficult to walk by without sticking your hand out for a spray.

During off-hours, when the hand-sanitizing sentry was not there, I saw people walking by the automatic machines without using them.
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Pet Peeve: That 9/10 of a cent added to gasoline prices. Get rid of it.
Not gonna happen. Study after study has shown that people don't notice it much.

Have you ever read Predictably Irrational? It's often funny what people will do and believe when the facts staring right at them are the opposite. Some of it is just downright weird. Anyway, the book is a good read and worth the time.
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Just came back from a Celebrity cruise where they had staff standing in front of the dining room, the cafeteria, and the gangway inviting passengers to get hand disinfectant applied.

I wonder if this is common with other cruise lines.
I prefer avoiding any place which has disinfectant stations.

I missed the line where they were dispensing herding instinct.
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she must really hate her job, while I'm FI and only working because my job is fun.
Being FI and NOT working is even more fun! At least for me.........
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I prefer avoiding any place which has disinfectant stations.

I missed the line where they were dispensing herding instinct.
Better stay away from hospitals then.
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