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"Cover Your Mouth" PLEASE - Do You Have To Tell People To Do This?

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How do you tell your co-workers to cover their mouth when they cough - in a nice and polite way without offending them?  There are about 5 people that I work with that walk down the hall and they DO NOT cover their mouth when they cough?  And they also do not cover their nose when they sneeze.  C'MON PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!  somad   he  I'm not sure why they think that other people want to inhale their germs and get their kudies.

How can you not cover your mouth when you cough?  barnie  I don't get it.  idunno

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I'm with you! Only kids should be reminded, not full grown adults! barnie

If you have something in your hand, sneeze into your arm at least. Nothing like getting coated with a fresh layer of snot in the morning. smack

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Originally Posted by kuntrygirl 

How do you tell your co-workers to cover their mouth when they cough - in a nice and polite way without offending them?  There are about 5 people that I work with that walk down the hall and they DO NOT cover their mouth when they cough?  And they also do not cover their nose when they sneeze.  C'MON PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!  somad   he  I'm not sure why they think that other people want to inhale their germs and get their kudies.

How can you not cover your mouth when you cough?  barnie  I don't get it.  idunno


I once accidentally coughed in the kitchen and didnt cover my mouth, just came on so fast. Somebody said something and I explained to them that I had just yesterday cleaned the chicken coop and it was really dusty and I didnt have kudies, I had hairballs. They understood. I do get where you are coming from though wink

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post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by aoxa 

I'm with you! Only kids should be reminded, not full grown adults! barnie

If you have something in your hand, sneeze into your arm at least. Nothing like getting coated with a fresh layer of snot in the morning. smack


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LOL @ fresh layer of snot in the morning.  lau   Ewwwwwwwwwww   sickbyc

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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #5 of 25

I cover mine every time. Even if it's just a "clearing my throat" kind of cough.
At my office, there are only 4 of us (with a few more in and out). We all have weak immune systems LoL 3 of us have severe allergies and catch EVERTHING.
But we still tell each other (half jokingly) that we don't want each other's cooties so keep em away, while using the universal sign of "get away from me."
lol

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post #6 of 25

adults should know this... this is NOT a new practice... and I consider that rude... I can be offensive bun

so when this happens I will tell them in a LOUD voice if I know the person or not... Gee thanks.. I needed a layer of your snot today...  and I am not polite about it...

In the environment I work in we have at any point in time any number of people that have respiratory MRSA... not fun... there are many more people in the community who have this and dont even know... until they become VERY symptomatic

i can come off a little strong...i tend to speak first then later put my foot in my mouth


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i can come off a little strong...i tend to speak first then later put my foot in my mouth


Remember just because you read it on the internet does not make it true research everything carefully and act accordingly
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post #7 of 25

Good thing I only work with my mom. I have NO problems telling her to keep her hands off my things during flu season lol

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Breeding: Silkies, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Ameraucanas, Naked Necks, Buckeyes, Welsummers, Marans and Mottled Houdans. 

 

Pictures by Les Farms are not to be used without written permission from me first, and never for any commercial gain. Thank you.

 

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post #8 of 25

I know it can involve you, but not everyone was raised the same.  We should probably mind our own business and not try to tell other people what to do.

Note: I feel people should cover their mouth when they cough, but their are ways you can avoid it.  I would just wear a mask to work and if they ask why your wearing it tell them you don't like to be coughed on.

post #9 of 25

"Into the arm! I don't want to die from your carelessness!"

Since we all know that even a simple cold or flu can sometimes kill I say to heck with being polite.

My kid ended up in the hospital after developing pneumonia following a flu exposure. All because someone was to lazy to prevent the spread of their infection.

If it makes you feel better talk to HR about passing out fliers from the cdc.Simple ways to stop the spread of infection.Put them in the mail boxes,post in the lounge,bathroom,and so on.

post #10 of 25

Sneezing or coughing into your arm at the inside elbow point, is the safest method.  Got this from my neighbor who is an RN.  Says if you do it into your hand, you contaminate things you handle after that.  The hospital has signs all over the place about how to do this.

Made sense to me.

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