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    Hello All
    Bit of a rant this one.

    Despite all having snotty noses, hacking coughs, glazed eyes and sore throats, and some horrendous kitchen habits, my flatmates all insist on sharing each others micro-organisms by populating the kitchen all at once, leaving it in a general mess and keeping the windows closed

    I on the other hand only have a mildly sore throat and the beginnings of a tickly cough (thank god) and have quarantined myself in my bedroom temporarily, drinking buckets of water to avoid the general contagion

    Should they show some more etiquette and adopt similar measures for the greater health of themselves and our flatmates, or am I just being unreasonable?

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    Hello All
    Bit of a rant this one.

    Despite all having snotty noses, hacking coughs, glazed eyes and sore throats, and some horrendous kitchen habits, my flatmates all insist on sharing each others micro-organisms by populating the kitchen all at once, leaving it in a general mess and keeping the windows closed

    I on the other hand only have a mildly sore throat and the beginnings of a tickly cough (thank god) and have quarantined myself in my bedroom temporarily, drinking buckets of water to avoid the general contagion

    Should they show some more etiquette and adopt similar measures for the greater health of themselves and our flatmates, or am I just being unreasonable?

    Happy Freshers
    They are still entitled to use the kitchen, your need to make food doesn't disappear just because you have a cold. And students are nearly always dirty.*
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    This isn't the '90s . The Kitchen is used for everything and anything, as well as making food. I never said they weren't entitled either.
    On second thoughts why would anyone want to cook in there? It's a total pigsty
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    unless you've got serious flu you still need to eat and therefore use the kitchen... and as for hanging out in there, personally I'd stick to my room if I was really ill but I don't think it's a big deal to be in the communal space, providing they aren't being gross (e.g. leaving snotty tissues around)
    if you're living together being exposed to each others germs is fairly inevitable no matter how much you try not to
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    We've all been seriouy run down with flu. As before the kitchen isnt solely used for eating, but for watching tv etc. They also walk barefoot and put their feet on communal chairs. Lovely!
 
 
 
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