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Old February 6th, 2002, 01:20 PM
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I agree with your comments 100%. I been taking cruises for 23 years and been on 42 cruises with all the major cruise lines. I don't think its asking much to be dressed for two formal nights. If you want to be dressed wearing T-Shirts and jeans over dinner, go to McDonalds!

I recently went on the Majesty of the Seas (RCCL) in June. On Formal night most of the passengers were dressed however there were some individuals in the restaurant wearing clothes and sandals that I would not wear to go to the gym. There were many comments made about these individuals.

After dinner, the ship had a farewell party by the pool and I was one of the only individuals still wearing a suit. At the disco, I was the only one wearing a suit.

Perhaps people need to understand how to act and dress in public. The ME Generation needs to wake up and grow up. Unfortunitely for them, the ME Generation also take these ideas and attitudes to the work place.

When they don't get the raise or bonus they feel its someone elses problem or fault. To be successful in business or in life, you need to dress the part, act the part, and play the part. Its the same way on a cruise. If you want to meet someone special, and have people respect you, dress the part, act the part, and play the part. You may enjoy the cruising experience better.
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Old February 6th, 2002, 04:25 PM
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AMEN!!!
I don't understand why some people absolutely refuse to dress appropriately in certain circumstances!
My father retired from TWA & when we would fly, we were required to dress up. My father always wore a suit & tie, & my mother & I wore dresses or nice slacks. To this day, it bugs me when I see passengers on planes wearing something that looked like they just got done mowing the lawn! I have relaxed my dress code a bit, but, if I wear shorts on a plane, I wear respectable dress shorts & nice top & shoes.
I went with my daughter to see 'Phantom of the Opera' & there were actually those there that wore jeans & tennis shoes! UGH!
I think that you feel respectable & people respect you more when you are dressed appropriately.
We have a very nice, elite restaurant in our city & the dress code is business casual-no jeans allowed. My husband & I were there for our anniversary this past year & we were dressed accordingly. A couple came in with their two kids & I swear they just came in from a 2 mile run! OY! They were allowed in!
One other example (I have TONS more-no time!) is that on Mothers Day of 2001, Thomas Kinkade (an artist) visited a shopping mall to
talk & sketch a picture to auction off for charity & had signed paintings purchased by the audience. My husband was dressed in a nice shirt & dress slacks with dress shoes. I was in a nice dress & my hair looked nice. Others were in sloppy clothing & looked a site! Not everyone, but, most!
How sad to see how a lot of people have no respect for others or themselves by looking less than respectable.
There is a time & place to be in jeans & tennies. And, there is a time & place to be dressed up. Hopefully, those that cannot distinguish from the two will learn!
Yes, I know, I will get a lot of flack from a lot of people! I just know that I (& the person I am replying to) will always know that we will try to look our best & dress appropriately! Jeans for burgers, & suits for filet mignon!
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Old February 6th, 2002, 05:55 PM
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Is'nt it great to be an American! One can dress as one pleases <G>
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Old February 6th, 2002, 06:00 PM
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Amen, brother!
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Old February 6th, 2002, 08:37 PM
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Who wears a suit to a Pool Party? You dressed formal for dinner, good for you. I could see your gripe if you were in the casino or a lounge on formal night and everyone changed into casual clothes but this is a POOL PARTY. Even if it was a disco, am I the only person who likes to be comfortable when it comes to dancing the night away? Yikes!!! I'm 58 and I don't get that anal about such silly stuff, life is too short, believe me I know that more now that I ever have.
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Old February 7th, 2002, 09:00 PM
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The Trail Boss has a point, as long as the ships continue to have formal nights, one should dress up for dinner, and the cruise line should inforce the dress code, having said that, it is common practice to change into something more comfortable after the formal dinner, If you can't accept that, then just stay home and go to McDonald's
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Old February 8th, 2002, 01:28 AM
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McDonalds has a cruise ship?
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Old February 10th, 2002, 09:16 PM
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Trail Boss,

Perhaps people need to understand how to act and dress in public. The ME Generation needs to wake up and grow up. Unfortunitely for them, the ME Generation also take these ideas and attitudes to the work place.

While I generally agree with your comments, we also have to address the reality that the "ME Generation" grew up at a time when discipline in schools generally became very lax and there was no concept of proper dress in school, in church/synagogue, or anywhere else in society and much other training social etiquette totally broke down. Additionally, their parents were too busy working to discipline the children. Thus, the "ME Generation" never learned the concept of proper dress or much other social ettiquette.

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Old February 10th, 2002, 09:20 PM
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Rick,

Is'nt it great to be an American! One can dress as one pleases <G>

When you board a cruise ship, you are not in America any more. You are in some foreign country indicated by the flag flying at the stern (in port) or at the main mast (at sea).

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