View Full Version : Different board, same CARPOOLS (joke)

09-07-2002, 12:52 AM
I was on a "HAL" (Holland America Line) board recently. I would have thought I was here if not for the fact that instead of "WDW", "HAL" was being used. I guess it is all the same. Here is the post.

How many [WDW] message board members does it take to screw in a lightbulb?


1 to notice that the light is burned out and post an indignant message on the board.

5 to suggest politely that he go to the Front Office and mention it.

2 to start long posts about how HAL is going downhill as never in 125 years did they ever have a lightbulb burn out.

1 newbie to ask if you should tip the person who changes it.

105 people to get off on the tipping policy.

50 HAL loyalists who start flaming people who think a lightbulb on a HAL ship might be burned out.

5 who are more than willing to tell you that certain other lines deliberately leave lightbulbs burned out to save money.

1 newbie who forgets how to use the quote function and ends up writing: [quote]lines deliberately leave lightbulbs burned out[quote].

2 who say, "If they're that sloppy, perhaps I should cancel my trip next year."


Answer: 412.

1 to change the lightbulb and post to the board that the bulb has been changed.

4 to respond and share similar experiences.

7 to caution about the dangers of changing lightbulbs.

27 to point out spelling errors and grammatical errors in postings about changing lightbulbs.

53 to flame the spell-checkers.

156 to write to the administrator to complain about the lightbulb discussion and its inappropriateness to the board.

111 to defend the relevance of the lightbulb discussion.

27 to post website addresses where one can see different examples of lightbulbs.

14 to complain that the website addresses are incorrect and post correct ones.

12 to 'leave the board forever' because they can't handle the lightbulb controversy.

Have a great day!

09-07-2002, 01:17 AM
[quote]2 to start long posts about how HAL is going downhill as never in 125 years did they ever have a lightbulb burn out.[quote]

Well at least I no how to handal qutes!!! :crazy:

09-07-2002, 09:28 AM
This post will be moved to the cruise line board:p

09-07-2002, 09:39 AM
Too cute! THANKS for sharing!

09-07-2002, 10:06 AM
OMG! That is sooo on the money!

Jeff in BigD
09-07-2002, 06:38 PM

09-08-2002, 01:13 AM
and 30 to reply....


09-08-2002, 01:21 AM
But do they still have ocean liner shaped butter? :crazy:

Funny post. :)

Spaceman Spiff
09-08-2002, 01:26 AM