Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 1st, 2004, 07:04 PM
Dorothy's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 4,239
Default Open mouth insert foot

I recently wrote a review about our last cruise and in that review referred to the musician at the piano bar as being "not as good as on the Fantasy." I received an email from him, very eloquently written saying he was new to the job and wanting any constructive criticism I might have.....

I talked with my son, because he and I really liked the piano bar on the Fantasy and I wanted us to figure out what we liked LESS about the bar on the Glory. We realized it was more about the musical selection and less about his talent.

I sent him an email explaining this, but meanwhile I feel like a total HEEL!! I told him in my email that I think we often write reviews without thinking about the fact there are real, live people we are criticizing.

There's a jewish concept called Lashon Hora. It's gossip or unkind words about someone and is considered a big sin in jewish culture. My dh has a sign on his desk that says "Thank you for not speaking Lashon Hora." Wish I had read it before writing my review....

dorothy

__________________

Carnival Elation
Carnival Elation March 11
Carnival Imagination Sept 07
Carniival Sensation Dec 06
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 06
Carnival Miracle Sept 05
Carnival Glory Sept 04
Carnival Fantasy Jan 04
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 1st, 2004, 07:22 PM
Y2C's Avatar
Y2C Y2C is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 2,869
Send a message via AIM to Y2C
Default Re: Open mouth insert foot

Thanks Dorothy,

This should give us a good perspective that the Cruise Ship staff and cruise lines monitor these message boards.

I've spoken to a number of cruise staff and when they have a chance they do look at the message boards for input and ways to make our cruises more enjoyable.

Nothing wrong with constructive criticisms, but be careful not to judge to quickly.
.
.

Round trip San Francisco Mex Riv, Mercury May 4, 2005


Transatlantic from Rome on Galaxy Oct 17, 2005


Round trip Los Angeles to Hawaii, Summit March 26, 2006

__________________
Ready to Steer towards another cruise

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 1st, 2004, 09:08 PM
susancruzs
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Open mouth insert foot

Thanks for that info, Dorothy! A good thing to remember in writing reviews! I think I've made some comments in the past along those lines!

Nice of you to send him a follow-up email explaining the difference! You know what? I don't even remember a piano bar on the Glory!!! :-) I wonder if Jennifer does!

Susie
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old October 1st, 2004, 10:46 PM
dezertcruzer's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Posts: 2,777
Default Re: Open mouth insert foot

Yes, Susie, I remember it. We just didn't go there! !

__________________
Jennifer
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old October 4th, 2004, 03:03 AM
Cruise Cynic's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: ...Location... Location
Posts: 2,025
Default Re: Open mouth insert foot

I speak ill of everyone, myself included. That way nobody feels slighted.

__________________


Just 1 month to go until the "Cruise Cynic Mystery Cruise" ... January 2008
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old October 4th, 2004, 10:44 AM
Dorothy's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 4,239
Default Re: Open mouth insert foot

Cruise cynic, you *are* a cynic!

dorothy

__________________

Carnival Elation
Carnival Elation March 11
Carnival Imagination Sept 07
Carniival Sensation Dec 06
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 06
Carnival Miracle Sept 05
Carnival Glory Sept 04
Carnival Fantasy Jan 04
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
hora, lashon, speaking, thank

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you insert pics here!? paul1815 Royal Caribbean International 3 April 13th, 2008 10:07 AM
Out of the Mouth of Babes:):) Trip Chit - Chat for Cruisers 4 November 10th, 2006 08:08 PM
Mouth Watering Meal! Trip Chit - Chat for Cruisers 0 June 17th, 2006 09:33 PM
New Newspaper Insert - Royal Caribbean Times ILoveCruising Royal Caribbean International 2 May 9th, 2006 06:52 PM
how do you insert a picture in your post? sue Chit - Chat for Cruisers 3 June 2nd, 2003 09:07 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:05 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1