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Old July 31st, 2014, 03:09 PM
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Default Lesson learned about cruisemate choice

I remember one of my cruisemates was a guy who wanted to play the ship's piano/s. This was really funny because I didn't find out about this interest until we were on the ship although I should have had a hint of what was going to come when I had to help him with his second bag which contained his piano sheet music. The bag was not a small attache it was a full-size suitcase. Well to make a long story short. As I wandered over the ship I found my cruisemate moving from piano to another. He was frustrated at times when he found that the piano/s were locked. But he befriended the ship pianist and he let my cruisemate play the piano during his breaks. The lesson learned is that when you find a cruisemate ask them what they are interested in.
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Why did this have any effect on your cruise?

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Sounds like a great roommate to me
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Sounds like a great roommate to me
Sure. this is the lesson learned is to find out about the roommates attributes and you the cruisemate can benefit.
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In all seriousness, I am a musician, and we can be a pretty compulsive and self-absorbed bunch.

So, if you really did find your cruise mate (I assume he was a roommate?) to be annoying, I would not be surprised, and if that is the case do not feel pressured to only say nice things.

A lot of us musicians crave attention and many of us think we are better than we really are. I would like to hear if your friend was really any good, or if people generally got up and left when he started playing.

If he was good - I agree, great opportunity to be a "wingman" - but if not so good then I imagine you spent a lot of time pretending he was a lot better than he really was - which can get old.
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In all seriousness, I am a musician, and we can be a pretty compulsive and self-absorbed bunch.

So, if you really did find your cruise mate (I assume he was a roommate?) to be annoying, I would not be surprised, and if that is the case do not feel pressured to only say nice things.

A lot of us musicians crave attention and many of us think we are better than we really are. I would like to hear if your friend was really any good, or if people generally got up and left when he started playing.

If he was good - I agree, great opportunity to be a "wingman" - but if not so good then I imagine you spent a lot of time pretending he was a lot better than he really was - which can get old.
This is going to sound like a can you top this story but an example of what you are saying is the cruisemate who brought a coronet on board so that he could participate in an amateur talent contest. Of course this story is topped in another vein by a family, probably about 15-20 people who dressed up in costumes to look like King Arthur's court members. And this was for an amateur contest not Halloween. That was very impressive.
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