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Old 06-04-2013, 09:05 AM   #616
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On our cruise last fall, we were participating in a 'name that 80s' tune when one of the participants just started taking her dress off...the emcee (great guy) did a double take and made a great comment (my middle aged brain can't recall) but it was his expression that had us rolling...she took off her dress, and I think turned it inside out and put it back on...it was bizarre.

A sad event was watching a furious father take out his frustrations on a poor sweet 5 year old whose pizza slice fell off her plate as she tried to carry it to their table...the amount of acid spewing from this man and the sheer hatred in his face towards this poor child had me in knots...I tried to make eye contact with her and give her a reassuring nod...if I honestly did not think my intrusion into their 'scene' would not have made him MORE abusive towards her, I would have stepped in....it was the first 30 minutes on the ship...you never know what people have gone through to get on board..but I wanted to take this father aside and knock some sense into him....
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On our cruise last fall, we were participating in a 'name that 80s' tune when one of the participants just started taking her dress off...the emcee (great guy) did a double take and made a great comment (my middle aged brain can't recall) but it was his expression that had us rolling...she took off her dress, and I think turned it inside out and put it back on...it was bizarre.

A sad event was watching a furious father take out his frustrations on a poor sweet 5 year old whose pizza slice fell off her plate as she tried to carry it to their table...the amount of acid spewing from this man and the sheer hatred in his face towards this poor child had me in knots...I tried to make eye contact with her and give her a reassuring nod...if I honestly did not think my intrusion into their 'scene' would not have made him MORE abusive towards her, I would have stepped in....it was the first 30 minutes on the ship...you never know what people have gone through to get on board..but I wanted to take this father aside and knock some sense into him....
I am always shocked when I witness what I redeem as disproportionate response in a parent. However we aren't lucky enough to have been gifted children so maybe I look at it with rose tinted glasses! Maybe I didn't experience all that lead to the moment! Still shocking though when seen in isolation.
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I am always shocked when I witness what I redeem as disproportionate response in a parent. However we aren't lucky enough to have been gifted children so maybe I look at it with rose tinted glasses! Maybe I didn't experience all that lead to the moment! Still shocking though when seen in isolation.
Parents are human too. Sometimes, they lose their cool. Of course, we don't have any idea if that exchange was an isolated incident or the usual for their relationship.
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Parents are human too. Sometimes, they lose their cool. Of course, we don't have any idea if that exchange was an isolated incident or the usual for their relationship.
Exactly that's why I really really try not to judge which is easy to do when you aren't a parent! Everybody has their moments. My parents did and they would just say 'sorry sweetheart daddy or mummy gets mad too sometimes' :-) it helped me understand the mystery of grown ups actually!
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:15 AM   #620
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On our cruise last fall, we were participating in a 'name that 80s' tune when one of the participants just started taking her dress off...the emcee (great guy) did a double take and made a great comment (my middle aged brain can't recall) but it was his expression that had us rolling...she took off her dress, and I think turned it inside out and put it back on...it was bizarre.

A sad event was watching a furious father take out his frustrations on a poor sweet 5 year old whose pizza slice fell off her plate as she tried to carry it to their table...the amount of acid spewing from this man and the sheer hatred in his face towards this poor child had me in knots...I tried to make eye contact with her and give her a reassuring nod...if I honestly did not think my intrusion into their 'scene' would not have made him MORE abusive towards her, I would have stepped in....it was the first 30 minutes on the ship...you never know what people have gone through to get on board..but I wanted to take this father aside and knock some sense into him....
I don't remember if I posted this in this thread or not, but the most shocking thing I have seen on the ships also involved a father and child. It was a little boy about 4 he was staying in the stateroom next to us with him Mom, Dad and baby sister.
One afternoon he was crying and whining like crazy for quite a while (overly tired maybe). We were out on the verandah so we heard it all very clearly The Dad continued to yell at him to be quiet, etc. Well he must have finally lost his cool because he decided to deal with it by locking the child out on the verandah.
We sat there and listened to that poor child banging on the door saying "please let me in." I refused to go inside because I was scared he might try to get off the verandah another way So I watched him from our verandah to make sure he was OK.
Dh was pacing back and forth in the room trying to decided if he should go knock on the cabin door or just call security to report it. He finally just looked around the divider and started talking to the little boy to calm him down. The Dad must have seen him because he opened the door and started trying to explain why the little guy was outside.
Later when we saw the whole family, the Mom apologized but the Dad wouldn't look us in the eye.
They appeared to be a very young family and I think the Dad just made a stupid mistake out of frustration. He (hopefully) won't be doing that again.
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I don't remember if I posted this in this thread or not, but the most shocking thing I have seen on the ships also involved a father and child. It was a little boy about 4 he was staying in the stateroom next to us with him Mom, Dad and baby sister.
One afternoon he was crying and whining like crazy for quite a while (overly tired maybe). We were out on the verandah so we heard it all very clearly The Dad continued to yell at him to be quiet, etc. Well he must have finally lost his cool because he decided to deal with it by locking the child out on the verandah.
We sat there and listened to that poor child banging on the door saying "please let me in." I refused to go inside because I was scared he might try to get off the verandah another way So I watched him from our verandah to make sure he was OK.
Dh was pacing back and forth in the room trying to decided if he should go knock on the cabin door or just call security to report it. He finally just looked around the divider and started talking to the little boy to calm him down. The Dad must have seen him because he opened the door and started trying to explain why the little guy was outside.
Later when we saw the whole family, the Mom apologized but the Dad wouldn't look us in the eye.
They appeared to be a very young family and I think the Dad just made a stupid mistake out of frustration. He (hopefully) won't be doing that again.
That's sad.

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I don't remember if I posted this in this thread or not, but the most shocking thing I have seen on the ships also involved a father and child. It was a little boy about 4 he was staying in the stateroom next to us with him Mom, Dad and baby sister.
One afternoon he was crying and whining like crazy for quite a while (overly tired maybe). We were out on the verandah so we heard it all very clearly The Dad continued to yell at him to be quiet, etc. Well he must have finally lost his cool because he decided to deal with it by locking the child out on the verandah.
We sat there and listened to that poor child banging on the door saying "please let me in." I refused to go inside because I was scared he might try to get off the verandah another way So I watched him from our verandah to make sure he was OK.
Dh was pacing back and forth in the room trying to decided if he should go knock on the cabin door or just call security to report it. He finally just looked around the divider and started talking to the little boy to calm him down. The Dad must have seen him because he opened the door and started trying to explain why the little guy was outside.
Later when we saw the whole family, the Mom apologized but the Dad wouldn't look us in the eye.
They appeared to be a very young family and I think the Dad just made a stupid mistake out of frustration. He (hopefully) won't be doing that again.
Wow. Talk about dangerous! Glad the little boy stayed safe!
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I don't remember if I posted this in this thread or not, but the most shocking thing I have seen on the ships also involved a father and child. It was a little boy about 4 he was staying in the stateroom next to us with him Mom, Dad and baby sister.
One afternoon he was crying and whining like crazy for quite a while (overly tired maybe). We were out on the verandah so we heard it all very clearly The Dad continued to yell at him to be quiet, etc. Well he must have finally lost his cool because he decided to deal with it by locking the child out on the verandah.
We sat there and listened to that poor child banging on the door saying "please let me in." I refused to go inside because I was scared he might try to get off the verandah another way So I watched him from our verandah to make sure he was OK.
Dh was pacing back and forth in the room trying to decided if he should go knock on the cabin door or just call security to report it. He finally just looked around the divider and started talking to the little boy to calm him down. The Dad must have seen him because he opened the door and started trying to explain why the little guy was outside.
Later when we saw the whole family, the Mom apologized but the Dad wouldn't look us in the eye.
They appeared to be a very young family and I think the Dad just made a stupid mistake out of frustration. He (hopefully) won't be doing that again.
How sad. Makes me tear up.

Someone post a funny one...quick.
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Ok well this might cheer people up. I have severe diet restrictions as such I have ketchup as a sauce with most things. I have ketchup with my ketchup! I am 42 severely disabled and am use to going to high end eating places with friends and family seeing them order amazing plates of food whilst I have a plain piece of chicken or fish, plain potatoes and a bottle of ketchup ( which I end up paying a lot of money for ) anyway it's the social bit that counts right!

On the Disney cruise this didn't happen...oh no every night I wasn't just handed my bottle of red heinz fluid. Oh no I was given a 'mickey' of ketchup every night like they do for the kids! My potatoes were arranged all professionally in different configurations and my chicken or fish not only cooked beyond all perfection but displayed in lovely ways.

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Ok well this might cheer people up. I have severe diet restrictions as such I have ketchup as a sauce with most things. I have ketchup with my ketchup! I am 42 severely disabled and am use to going to high end eating places with friends and family seeing them order amazing plates of food whilst I have a plain piece of chicken or fish, plain potatoes and a bottle of ketchup ( which I end up paying a lot of money for ) anyway it's the social bit that counts right!

On the Disney cruise this didn't happen...oh no every night I wasn't just handed my bottle of red heinz fluid. Oh no I was given a 'mickey' of ketchup every night like they do for the kids! My potatoes were arranged all professionally in different configurations and my chicken or fish not only cooked beyond all perfection but displayed in lovely ways.

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Funny thing happened to me but not on a Disney Cruise but on another cruise line.
Recently, believe it or not.
Here's what happened, my family and I were eating dinner at the Lido buffet and some guy come up to one of the servers with a complaint and after the complainer talked to the manager the complainer left, the manager shut down the kitchen just because the display of food served didn't like exactly like the food giving to passengers. Or that the crew was given special food back in the kitchen. I never got to finish eating my dinner!

Another time was when a guy blew up at the front office clerk because of the hotel service charge and wine he consumed but didn't like and didn't think he should be charged for both.

And lastly, before getting off the ship we were given a disembarkation folder which contained luggage tags so we can find our luggage when getting off the ship as it had call number we needed to have to be let off the ship rather than wait in line, customs papers and survey on the service received. However, we didn't get a survey! I wasn't going to trash the cruise line I actually wanted to praise the housekeepers and other staff as they were awesome! I decided to call and ask for one and they said it would be delivered, it never came! Went to the desk myself and still never got it. Had to go another time and finally they gave me the surveys!
I guess what was shocking about it was the fact they were acting shady.

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Ok well this might cheer people up. I have severe diet restrictions as such I have ketchup as a sauce with most things. I have ketchup with my ketchup! I am 42 severely disabled and am use to going to high end eating places with friends and family seeing them order amazing plates of food whilst I have a plain piece of chicken or fish, plain potatoes and a bottle of ketchup ( which I end up paying a lot of money for ) anyway it's the social bit that counts right!

On the Disney cruise this didn't happen...oh no every night I wasn't just handed my bottle of red heinz fluid. Oh no I was given a 'mickey' of ketchup every night like they do for the kids! My potatoes were arranged all professionally in different configurations and my chicken or fish not only cooked beyond all perfection but displayed in lovely ways.

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Ok well this might cheer people up. I have severe diet restrictions as such I have ketchup as a sauce with most things. I have ketchup with my ketchup! I am 42 severely disabled and am use to going to high end eating places with friends and family seeing them order amazing plates of food whilst I have a plain piece of chicken or fish, plain potatoes and a bottle of ketchup ( which I end up paying a lot of money for ) anyway it's the social bit that counts right!

On the Disney cruise this didn't happen...oh no every night I wasn't just handed my bottle of red heinz fluid. Oh no I was given a 'mickey' of ketchup every night like they do for the kids! My potatoes were arranged all professionally in different configurations and my chicken or fish not only cooked beyond all perfection but displayed in lovely ways.

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I hear ya. Ketchup makes me happy happy (31 yr old n kids) its kinda a running joke for me I guess. I am dairy sensitive and try to stay away from most grains on most days too but frankly as far as junk food goes, chicken tenders n ketch is heaven to me. If I could get more items with goat cheese sprinkles I also would be happy. (Did have it on salad in RP tho.)

What's better than ketch AND mickey?
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I hear ya. Ketchup makes me happy happy (31 yr old n kids) its kinda a running joke for me I guess. I am dairy sensitive and try to stay away from most grains on most days too but frankly as far as junk food goes, chicken tenders n ketch is heaven to me. If I could get more items with goat cheese sprinkles I also would be happy. (Did have it on salad in RP tho.)

What's better than ketch AND mickey?
Nothing! I saw this guy with a tee shirt on which said 'I have ketchup with my ketchup' I have so got to get one!
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Nothing! I saw this guy with a tee shirt on which said 'I have ketchup with my ketchup' I have so got to get one!
I saw that too! My friends said I should buy one.

Anyone else love ketchup on scrambled eggs??? it's a requirement for me...
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