My fellow passengers, some of you I love and some of you, well……lets just say you can test ones patience. We all cruise for the same reason and we all want to go home feeling refreshed and relaxed, however, sharing a floating town for 2 weeks, we become like one large family unit and like any family sometimes we experience our differences.
I suppose today’s blog is a personal vent of what irritates me and what I know irritates many others too about their new found “cruise” family.
One thing that gets under my skin more than anything is the slamming of the cabin door. Why must people insist on returning in the early hours of the morning and letting the cabin door simply slam shut behind them?! Let me point out that the handle BENDS on the inside! There really is no excuse for it, you enter the cabin, hold the handle, bend it slightly and shut it quietly…..ta da! Job done. We all know those doors are heavy and when they close on their own weight the noise is incredibly loud. PLEASE just shut the door quietly.
Next on my list is the curse of the “I’m resting” door sign. Every time I use this in a genuine need for more sleep my fellow passengers decide to wake me up. How do they do this I hear you ask, they have a full scale and full volume conversation right outside the door at silly o’clock in the morning. Just because you are up bright and early doesn’t mean everyone else wants to be! I am convinced people see that sign on the door and think perfect place to stand and chit chat. It either has that effect or it makes them feel the need to holler down the deck to their cabin steward “Good Morning Freddie”. As I said it is cursed, don’t use it!!! Avoid it like the plague.
Moving on to the next outburst, now this one I still can’t get over. Those that continuously complain that the ship is too big. Forgive me if I sound rude but YOU booked it!!! Surely before you booked you picked the ship and read about it? I experienced one passenger maybe 3 or 4 cruises back now and this was all she done. Complained day in day out that the ship was too big, it took her too long to get from one end to the other and she was forever getting lost. Come the middle of the second week I genuinely could not decide which I wanted to do more, throw her overboard or just dive in head first myself.
And last but by no means least, the passengers that just have to make everything difficult. The simplest of things they MUST turn into an absolute protest. For example one lady on my last cruise was lined up in the buffet, the young kitchen staff were still arranging the name tags that would inform us what some of the food we were looking at was however, some really were more than obvious. One tag had been placed in the wrong place so she pipes up “excuse me what’s that” pointing at if I remember correctly a small quiche. The man replied “it is quiche Madame” she snaps back “well it says vegetable samosa on the tag.” Come on now……please….give this young man a break, there is no similarity what so ever between a quiche and a vegetable samosa!!!! You clearly knew it was a quiche. My point, this passenger is difficult for difficults sake!
It may look like I got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning but quite the contrary. Sometimes we just need to get things off our chest. I know many of you will relate and can probably extend on my list but that is my passenger bashing done for the day!
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