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dalech July 15th, 2004 05:17 PM

Cruise Gripe Humor
After reading all of the gripes, I wrote the following.

Ode to Cruse Gripes

Cruising should be fun,
Cruising should be great.
Why do all these lousy
people do stuff that I hate.

I can’t stand the smokers,
and the noisy children too.
I wish my tablemates
to dinner would wear shoes.

People saving show seats
causes me to whine.
Don’t forget the elderly
cutting in the buffet line.

Then there are the teenagers
acting like so many fools.
At least they aren’t saving
beach chairs by the pools.

The baby screaming during dinner
has me considering a crime.
As are the cheap cruisers
who won’t even tip a dime.

Even the wonderful cruise staff
is getting on my nerves.
Why can’t my towels be towels
and not animals and birds?

I’ve even got a travel agent
whose attitude I hate.
He won’t give me the $699 cruise
at the advertised $399 rate.

All this aggravation
is giving me the blues.
I need a nice vacation
Perhaps I’ll take a cruise…

SharB July 15th, 2004 05:32 PM

Re: Cruise Gripe Humor
Wow! Great poem!!!

Lynne &Trevor July 15th, 2004 05:52 PM

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That is great!! I love to write poetry myself, but couldn't come with something so witty so fast. I haven't sat down to think about it. Keep it up!! We need a little-or a lot- of humor and chuckles to make our life lighter. Lynne

Trip July 15th, 2004 06:17 PM

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So funny......

Kuki July 15th, 2004 06:33 PM

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Dale.. absolutely TERRIFIC! Just don't go trying to steal my job now!! <G>

cruisinKandJ. July 15th, 2004 06:35 PM

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I love it!


rollerdonna July 15th, 2004 06:40 PM

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Dalech, welcome to the board - it's great to have some more craziness around here!
(Great poem by the way!)


Phyllbo July 15th, 2004 07:01 PM

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I love the poem, Dale.

Seems to sum up that whole board.

Thanks for the chuckle.


Lisa July 15th, 2004 07:02 PM

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Good one!!!

MaryLou July 15th, 2004 07:04 PM

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Dale, that was very funny and very true! You have a real way with words!

dalech July 15th, 2004 07:33 PM

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Don't worry, nobody can replace you!


Thanks for the compliments. I wrote this while thinking about all of the gripes I've read.

Post Edited (07-15-04 19:34)

Y2C July 15th, 2004 08:11 PM

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That sums up the whole gripes forum.
Guess we just have to delete the "Cruise Gripes" area .. LOL

Thanks Dale, wonderful !!
”Where is my Diamond” - Princess CruiseMates fun with Y2C and wife
Constellation Sept 7, 2004
CruiseMates cruise Diamond Princess April 9, 2005

Cruznut2 July 16th, 2004 02:42 AM

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Hi Dale, Great poem, made my day!!


LisaK July 16th, 2004 07:22 AM

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that's really funny

rayb July 16th, 2004 10:13 AM

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Not bad. To be frank it is Good.

Brenda in Canada July 16th, 2004 12:16 PM

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Dalech- Good poem! I am glad I never read the Gripes section until after I discovered the Chitchat and Carnival sections. I just checked in and read them a month ago;I was laughing increduously and let's just say I enjoy the people on this CChat board much better!!(uh-no offense anyone!!)

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