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A very large person cut into the line and pulled a few extra strips of bacon straight from the pan with their fingers last year on the Regal.  The bacon was for the spouse.  The man behind the baconist raised his voice saying "....you gotta be kidding..." (some words deleted).  A woman a couple back defended the baconist saying it was OK with her as she loved thick bacon sandwiches.  Makes us want to avoid the buffet as much as possible - too risky.

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And that's why we're always first in line for the buffet. 

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5 hours ago, hobbyfarmer2 said:

A very large person cut into the line and pulled a few extra strips of bacon straight from the pan with their fingers last year on the Regal.  The bacon was for the spouse.  The man behind the baconist raised his voice saying "....you gotta be kidding..." (some words deleted).  A woman a couple back defended the baconist saying it was OK with her as she loved thick bacon sandwiches.  Makes us want to avoid the buffet as much as possible - too risky.

 

What is wrong with people? Do they not learn basic hygiene when they are children? Maybe cruise lines need to have a written exam regarding hygiene that needs to be passed 100% before issuing tickets.

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8 hours ago, mediator said:

I wish the buffets would be employee served like in Oceania...it works.

I wish they would put up a sign that says sit down and eat... seriously, I can’t stand the people who “nibble” through the buffet.  There was a lady who had an ear of corn she was eating and walking around the buffet...no plate, just walking and eating.  Don’t  know where she ditched the ear.

 

That is just tacky and nasty behaviour and very ill mannered.

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6 hours ago, CineGraphic said:

An elementary school teacher, who was tired of always being sick, wanted her students to see firsthand (no pun intended) just how important it is to wash their hands.

Here are the results of the experiment she had them do in class:

 

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An old cliche, but so true:  pictures are worth a thousand words!

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46 minutes ago, brisalta said:

 

What is wrong with people? Do they not learn basic hygiene when they are children? Maybe cruise lines need to have a written exam regarding hygiene that needs to be passed 100% before issuing tickets.


Maybe during Muster they need a hygiene and buffet class 101 too! 😛 

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11 minutes ago, Katwoman007 said:


Maybe during Muster they need a hygiene and buffet class 101 too! 😛 

 

Usually, a warning about not throwing items overboard, including smoking material, is given.  Your idea is a good one!  Include such a "lesson" in the on-board safety video that all ships seem to have and are sometimes part of a Muster Drill.

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6 hours ago, Katwoman007 said:


Maybe during Muster they need a hygiene and buffet class 101 too! 😛 

 

With a written exam afterwards. Those that fail get a lesson from the sharks 😉 The casino could have gambling on the results. 😉

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6 hours ago, rkacruiser said:

 

Usually, a warning about not throwing items overboard, including smoking material, is given.  Your idea is a good one!  Include such a "lesson" in the on-board safety video that all ships seem to have and are sometimes part of a Muster Drill.

 

It definitely is a safety issue.

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Posted (edited)

This is the exact reason I don’t eat in the buffet. I saw on the news today that buffet staff on the Grand were gloved (I don’t remember if they also had on masks) and serving the people what the people would point to.

Edited by gatorguy56
Misspelling

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6 hours ago, rkacruiser said:

 

Usually, a warning about not throwing items overboard, including smoking material, is given.  Your idea is a good one!  Include such a "lesson" in the on-board safety video that all ships seem to have and are sometimes part of a Muster Drill.


You know... I do recall some safety stuff. However for me I thought it was common sense, so maybe I do not remember all the details. Plus, we were already in drinking vacation mode 😛 More reason I guess to make it stand out as importance, right? I do what I can to NOT get sick. lol
 

6 minutes ago, brisalta said:

 

With a written exam afterwards. Those that fail get a lesson from the sharks 😉 The casino could have gambling on the results. 😉


YASSSSSSSSS!! haha

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15 hours ago, hobbyfarmer2 said:

baconist

 

My new favorite word!

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On 3/4/2020 at 8:57 PM, ridgerunner51 said:

Thank you so much!

 

I have witness many IDIOTS in the buffet. I always grab my food from the back. People lack all common sense at times.

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On 3/4/2020 at 9:36 PM, echoshipmate said:

And some people still wonder why I wear a plastic surgical latex glove while serving myself in the buffet. Folks can be so gross.

What good is that against stupid people before you?

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On 3/4/2020 at 9:14 PM, CineGraphic said:

I would have done two things.....first, I would have said to the person sticking their finger in the whipped cream, "Excuse me, some of us would also like to have some whipped cream, but without your germs in it". Then, I would have informed the nearest buffet employee.

Absolutely that is the action to take then that person should be taken to "the plank".

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5 hours ago, Sillyjilly said:

What good is that against stupid people before you?

Correct.  The glove is only good for to protect you against those that didn't wash their hands and handled the serving utensils.

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2 minutes ago, Grego said:

Absolutely that is the action to take then that person should be taken to "the plank".

Is that like Planks restaurant?

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2 hours ago, Grego said:

Correct.  The glove is only good for to protect you against those that didn't wash their hands and handled the serving utensils.

Exactly. The person before who licked their fingers or picked their nose before touching the tongs or serving spoons, the spit or boogers will stay on my disposable gloves, not my hands. I consider that a HUGE win for me.

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19 hours ago, brisalta said:

 

Maybe cruise lines need to have a written exam regarding hygiene that needs to be passed 100% before issuing tickets.

It may come to that! 

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Posted (edited)

You could carry a sports whistle, blow it loudly and say in a loud authoritarian voice, "We have a code red in the buffet at the bread station.  I need security to detain this passenger.  And I need a supervisor to remove the contaminated food for the safety of our fellow passengers!  Now!!!  Let's do this people."

 

Just an idea.  😉 Cheers 

Edited by Bemidji Ty

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