Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe Strummer, Oct 29, 2019.
I'd say some people are animals but that would be an insult to barnyard critters.
I'll tell you what, if any shit like that is going down I want it to be a massive explosion and be done with it.
There's my problem.
No one in their right mind would describe my body as 'amazing.' At least not for the reasons I'd prefer.
As a former germaphobe, I can kiiiiiiiinda sympathize with this mentality on the surface. Being a non-driver, I'm so used to taking public transit that it never really crossed my mind that people would be paranoid about the seats on buses or trains.
Even still, it's an entirely irrational paranoia. Others in this thread have mentioned other places in which we share seats with others... airplanes, shuttles, restaurants, bars, taxis, casinos. No one mentioned sitting on public toilets either... and that has zero "protection" compared to sitting down clothed.
Another one that no one mentioned is hotel beds. Between your pyjamas (if you sleep clothed) and the fitted sheet on the mattress, you're arguably just as "protected" sleeping in a hotel bed as you are sitting on a bus (on the assumption that you'd have at least two layers of clothing between your pants and undergarments)... and I'd say it's far more likely that something "unfavourable" made its way onto a hotel bed, than for the same to happen on a bus seat.
So at the end of the day... having a pair of "bus pants" says more about one's distrust of the perceived average bus passenger, than it does about the idea of sharing seats with other people. Having a one-off bad experience like sitting in urine or vomit is sure to bolster that paranoia. But billions of people every single day share seats with others without incident... so not many people would agree that it's an inherently risky proposition that warrants building an entire outfit around.
Wait a minute. Are we alleging that bus seats are somehow more problematic than seats in the casino? Or seats in the restaurant? Or the theater? Or are we differentiating between "bus" people and the rest of civilized society? Hmmm...
But to answer the question, no I do not now own any sort of apparel designed to shield me from the masses. However, on the rural route, I always wore industrial strength rubber boots to avoid hookworm from the hogs, so there's that. Everything else is minor league.
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I have well north of 1M lifetime miles driving and passengering in private vehicles. My conveyance-by-public-means miles are far far far far far less. I have seen few if any piles or soils in private vehicles; I can't say the same about public conveyances. So while I'm sure the opening post was not a dig at that crowd, my exhaustive data set says they are the ones with the problem.
Germ phobia is a fun topic here.
I love ALL the posts
Some are so adamant about their lack of concern and
the over concern by others.
And then the "projection" of what the original post meant...?....
after 10 personal comments twisting the thread into something else entirely.
I felt some response posts were " snarky "
I hope those posters get a notice about their comments ?
I doubt that.....
And everyone agrees........we must wash our hands.......right ?
I already sat on a soaking wet chair at Mandalay Bay and had do the walk of shame back to my hotel with a wet ass. I have no place to go but up from there. What’s a germ, compared to what I’ve sat in.
Ooops, I'll try to calm down my F bombs - although, I'm neither 20 something or a dude! LOL! I just speak like one.
I live in NYC and ride the subway every day. So no.
I have skin for that.
Beware.... all those people who ride the bus..... always eventually get off the bus and mingle with the non bus people.
Just read this Vegas Message Board link and all of you will stop going to casinos too....
This sums up my feelings.
I always have agreed with George.
I'm much more likely to acquire infection from touching video poker screens, elevator buttons, casino chips, playing cards, handrails, cocktail glasses, cash, pens, etc. Lots more vectors in a casino than on a bus. Wash hands with soap and hot water after touching any of the above and avoid touching your face.
A healthy person is apt to fight off germs and bacteria better. So let's all wash our hands regularly, wash our bodies daily, and eat healthy.
Did you report any of them?
Is snark disallowed? How was I not banished on day one? That's pretty much all I've got.
C-Diff spores can last on surfaces 5-6 months. Alcohol sanitizer does not kill it. Keep pressing those VP buttons—
And just gross on sitting down on a wet seat. I’m going to take a good look before I sit down in a casino— of course alcohol may interfere with my ability to see a dry versus wet seat.
I miss his take on everything.
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