Originally Posted by Kuki
Z – Day 4- Jan. 25 – Tortolla
The guests began acting as though they had been told they’d be spending the remaining days left in their lives drifting aimlessly at sea, and that the ship had run out of shrimp. The mood in the buffet lines turned nasty, as passengers amassed at buffet stations apparently in a quest to hoard anything edible in view, in case the engine problems lasted longer than forever. I thought, if this situation goes on too much longer there are going to be people on this ship attempting to survive on Splenda, and once decorative carvings made from lard.
Being from the southern USA [Nashville, TN], I found this paragraph hilarious. Down here, if you say "snow", it sets off panic and hoarding. One of the jokes is that the south lost the civil war because every time the Union soldiers yelled "snow!" all the Confederate soldiers would abandon their positions and head for Kroger.