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Thumbs up Honest responses please - March 8th 2016, 03:30 PM

Hi everyone,

I was hoping to get some honest responses to the following questions:

1) Imagine a girl in your class got sick. What would you do? How would you feel about her?

2) How would you feel if you got sick in public?

3) Do you worry about being sick?

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Re: Honest responses please - March 8th 2016, 08:57 PM

1) I would be concerned and hope she was okay if it was a really bad sickness, but other than that I would just hope she gets better soon. There wouldn't be anything I could actively do to make her feel better faster, that would be up to her immune system.

2) I've gotten sick in public a few times and it depends what kind of sick. If it was just a cold I would just sit through it and try and find tissues to bear it out till I got home, if it was actual vomiting I would try and find a way to leave.

3) I don't constantly worry about being sick no, but I have occasionally gone 'I hope I don't get sick, I have to go out tomorrow' or something similar to that anyway.

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Re: Honest responses please - March 8th 2016, 09:05 PM

1) I would be concerned as to her wellbeing. Depending on how well I know her I might offer assistance with getting her to the nurse/finding her medication, but if we aren't well acquainted I would simply hope she feels better soon. There isn't much you can do for a sick person except give them well wishes and make sure they have adequate rest and treatment. The rest relies on their body to get better.

2) If we're talking vomiting, I've gotten sick several times in public. I usually am embarrassed later on, but at the time I am too ill to care what anybody thinks; I'm just focus on getting myself to a place where I can be sick without interrupting others. If we're talking colds/flu/strep/things like that, there isn't much I can do about it; I just have to tough it out.

3) I do worry about getting sick. I kind of have a thing about germs. It's not as bad as it used to be; I'm not preoccupied with it or anything, but if I person near me is coughing a lot I'll get grossed out and want to step away from them.

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Re: Honest responses please - March 8th 2016, 09:25 PM

1. I'd feel concerned for her and I'd tell her to feel better soon. Other than that, there's not much I could do to help her. I'd definitely keep her in my thoughts though.

2. I've had a cold in public, and have gotten a fever in public. We went out on a shopping trip once and I didn't get a fever until we were in the middle of the store.

3. I do worry about being sick. I'm afraid of germs so I always clean things and I wash my hands as much as I can. I always have wipes or something on me. I have a huge fear of vomiting from my past so that is always something that's on my mind, and it interferes with what I eat and how I am with food in general.

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Re: Honest responses please - March 12th 2016, 07:33 PM

1. If we're close I would ask her if there's anything I can do for her (like call her parents, or go to the nurse office with her). If we're not close I would just hope she get's better soon but nothing more. Though, if she seems like she needs some help I would ask her if there'ssomethign I can do for her nonetheless.

2. If you mean, like throwing up, I don't know... I would probably feel horribly embarressed and helpless... but usually I feel it when I get sick, so I would probably not go somewhere public, or if I already am, excuse myself and get to the nearest toilett or something like that.

3. Not really. I usually trust my body not to get sick and usually it works rather well and I know enough tricks to avoid it

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Re: Honest responses please - March 14th 2016, 05:52 PM

1. I would barely notice. I would do nothing to alter my habits because I never get sick anyway.
2. I'd laugh it off.
3. Never.

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Re: Honest responses please - March 15th 2016, 09:29 PM

1. Probably wouldn't notice.
2. Would feel like crap due to sickness not public place
3. Rarely

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Re: Honest responses please - March 15th 2016, 11:33 PM

I would offer her support if I saw her around. Theres not much you can do apart from hope she gets better I'm sure she wouldn't want people fussing over her most people just want to get better and relax when they aren't feeling well.
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Re: Honest responses please - March 23rd 2016, 10:36 PM

1) No different? I mean if I knew her I'd maybe text her to say feel better but.. If it was something serious I'd be worried.

2) Do you mean like vomiting? If so I'd be really embarrassed because I'd hate that. But it'd die down.

3) If others around me are sick I'm afraid of catching it.

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Re: Honest responses please - March 24th 2016, 01:20 AM

(The type of sick I'm thinking of when I read this is something like a cold or virus.)

1. I probably wouldn't think too much of it. The thoughts I would have are "Man, I feel sorry for her! It sucks sitting sick in class." And "I hope I catch what she has, so I don't have to come to school tomorrow."

2. In public.....if I got sick in public I would be a very grumpy person. Not feeling good and is stuck in a place full of bustling people is not a comforting place to be. Yeah, I would hurry home as fast as I could to get to bed.

3. I don't worry about getting sick. Besides eating and drinking after someone, I'm not much of a germophobe

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