Ron..you aound so like my wife and I. We have not had the ability to cruise as often as you ..about to go on our 9th , but we share your comments. I am pleasant to ship employees but no more interested in their personal lives than they are mine. I have never remembered any of their names and see no reason too. However, none of them have ever had to be concerned about me shafting them on graturiites either. We go to relax and enjoy each other's company. Thanks for putting our thoughts so nicely.