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Old July 15th, 2004, 06:15 PM
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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 canít 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.
Donít forget the elderly
cutting in the buffet line.

Then there are the teenagers
acting like so many fools.
At least they arenít saving
beach chairs by the pools.

The baby screaming during dinner
has me considering a crime.
As are the cheap cruisers
who wonít even tip a dime.

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

Iíve even got a travel agent
whose attitude I hate.
He wonít give me the $699 cruise
at the advertised $399 rate.

All this aggravation
is giving me the blues.
I need a nice vacation
Perhaps Iíll take a cruiseÖ

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Old July 15th, 2004, 06:23 PM
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ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!! A very much needed chuckle after all these posts!! Thank You.
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Old July 15th, 2004, 10:55 PM
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Great! You have the cruise gripes really nailed!
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Old July 16th, 2004, 12:15 AM
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hmmm...something must be wrong with my computer. the stanza about breastfeeding at formal night didn't come through!!! i know it had to be there somewhere.........
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Old July 16th, 2004, 10:16 PM
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Great job - right on the mark!

And this ones for kathyh - who was so disappointed.

What about the momma
who took her boobies out
from beaneath her sequined gown
when others were about!

How could she be so foolish
to breastfeed junior here
Where grownups sit there munching
and drinking wine and beer.

Spoiled my day completely
and many would agree
the cruise line really owes me
another cruise for free!


TTFN Jennifer
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Old July 16th, 2004, 10:40 PM
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Dalech,
Nice job! You have a great talent. It's nice to see something humorous after a few rounds of heavyweight gripes!!! Lynne

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Old July 17th, 2004, 12:45 AM
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Hazelson,

That was awesome! I laughed for several minutes. My contribution is below :-)

It doesn't seem reasonable
politically correct or right
that one of my tablemates
breastfeeds on formal night.

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Old July 17th, 2004, 07:22 AM
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Dalech and Hazelson, Fantastic poems that were much needed on this thread. Needed a bit of levity!

Happy sailing,
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Old July 17th, 2004, 08:27 PM
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dalech and hazelson,
thank you thank you thank you!!!....for the most entertaining thread i have ever read here! oh my goodness, for those of us who have hung around here for a while, all of the references to various gripes is quite hysterical. my husband wanted to know what i was laughing so hard about it, but he didn't have the background to fully appreciate your poem! (he's never been on this site before).
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I figure if you can't find something to laugh about life just ain't worth living. Me - I just have to get naked and look in the mirror - :o) - Thanks all Jennifer
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Made my day!!! Thanks for the laugh.

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Things are getting too se5rious around here - lighten up and read this thread - it's sure to make you smile! TTFN Jennifer
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Thanks! I try and keep it a bit light amid all of the gripes.

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Great thread...but you did hit on one of my few gripes. Seniors don't "cut in" on buffet lines. It's a buffet, not a chow line....maybe only seniors know that.
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I hadn't considered that. I pulled that complaint staight from the gripes section though which is how it ended up in the poem.

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Funny Stuff!!!!

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