I have been on 23 cruises and have never had a situation where I could not stand my dinner companions. Instead, I have enjoyed hearing about their various experience and opinions.
The same applies to those I have encountered at the buffet, at tea, in the show room or on the deck. I only wish that society as a whole and nations in their relations to each other could be as pleasant. I really enjoy meeting people from other countries or circumstances.
Cerainly there will be a small percentage of rude or pushy people on a cruise ship, but things are what they are and always will be, whatever that means.
David, please save a place for me at your table and I will promiseto be nice.
Live and let live or you might die too soon frrom an overdose of stress..