Taboo Topics for Cruise Conversation

When cruising with strangers, do you avoid certain topics?  I have found that recently - even among friends - the topic of politics has become so volatile that I avoid it like the plague.

I also try and avoid discussing "medical conditions" and sex (or lack thereof) if possible too ...

What do you avoid or do you like a "heated" conversation at dinner or while relaxing on deck?

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I stay away from politics, religion and income..........   On one cruise everybody was talking sex.    At 3:30 AM, 4:00 AM and 4:30 AM announcements were made on loud speaker into every cabin looking for Wendy E.   At breakfast we found out that her mother and sister were on the cruise for her bachelorette cruise and were looking for her when they noticed she was not in the cabin.   She was in another cabin with a "new friend" that is why she was not found when they searched the ship before going public.   We had herd this from the roommate of the new friend that got kicked out of his cabin so his buddy and Wendy could have some alone time.   Needless to say for the rest of that cruise she was the topic of jokes.    I do wounder if her hubby to be knew of this?

On a Florida cruise, I like to bring up gun control.

Sailing out of Galveston, though, I cannot get anyone to argue withBig Smile

 

I can control my gun just fine....dad took all of us kids (sister included) to the rang to learn to use a gun.  Lockheed had a private range we would go to a couple times a month.

Gee, I wonder why? Wink

When I was 5, my grandfather handed me a 12 gauge shotgun and told me to shoot a target.

My shoulder still hurts 50 years later!

OTOH, I learned how to safely handle a gun at a young age. I passed that knowledge to my daughter when she was 7. To this date, none of us have shot anyone.

I learned to shoot when I was a young girl too ... Dad would put a dime in the ground and I would shoot the edge ... today I would probably blow my foot off...

Gun control is hitting the target in the bulls-eye.  Everyone knows that, what's the argument?

We try to avoid religion, politics, personal sex life, income but there are some cruises where that just can't be avoided.  In those circumstances, do try to escape the conversation as soon as possible

Honestly, in real life, I do try to avoid any non-cruise conversations.

On most topics, roughly 50% will be on one side, and 50% on the other.

 

Expect to hear disagreements when talking/discussing most topics. Just a fact.

 

Unless your are discussing space aliens - then it is 49-51%.

 

Which side are you on ?????

We avoid the heated controversial topics too like politics, and religion. 

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