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Old January 17th, 2004, 09:32 PM
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I read the gripes board, but loved my cruise experience so much I couldn't *really* think of one - until now.

You guys might not know this, but if you are a girl and you sit down in the bathroom, you have to be really, really careful. Twice in the middle of the night I leaned back just a little and WHOOSH! the toilet lid pushed that stupid button and flushed the toilet.

Wanna talk about a weird sensation? Try sitting on one of those toilets when it flushes. Yikes!!!

I vaguely felt as though I had been unfaithful to my dh...... :0

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Old January 18th, 2004, 12:07 AM
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Default Re: I actually thought of a gripe!

That could also happen to a man, and ity might be worse! It pains me even in my imagination!
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Hi Dorothy,
YIKES, have also thought of that, those toilets actually scare me, so I'm super careful!

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Old January 18th, 2004, 10:58 AM
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Hi Dorothy,
Thanx for the Sunday morning laugh...lol!!! Also, thanx for the warning I never knew about the toilets. Now I will be super careful to not let this happen to me. Thanx again for the frriendly warning...and chuckle!!!
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Old January 18th, 2004, 11:33 AM
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The moral here is don't lean back. There are instances of people being very seriously injured by those toilets especially if you are overweight
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<>There's an urban legend about someone getting vaccuum-sealed to such a john on an airplane. It was even picked up by reputable press syndictaes, and circulated as news. But the cyclic nature of the report, hints to its negative credibility.

Chris and I have a little ritual we do to claim the cabin. As soon as we get the door open, we go into the bathroom, formally claim the cabin in our names by cabin number, ship's name, and number of days. Then we push the button, and BAAAAWOOOSH! The cabin is ours, all clean and sanctified.

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Old January 18th, 2004, 02:48 PM
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Now this is a REAL Kodak moment!!!!!!
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Old January 18th, 2004, 04:52 PM
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Steve, Baaawooosh. I somehow knew that you'd find this thread. {{grin}}

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Dorothy, that was something I noticed also on the Fantasy. Before the refurbishment the button was off to the side. I thought they must've screwed up when they put those flush buttons where they did, but then I realized they were purposely put there for some reason unknown to me.

Maybe they wanted to attract more female passengers! <wink>

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Old January 18th, 2004, 07:39 PM
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My DH and I get a kick out of the Bawwoosh's in the morning. Just lie there and the entire hallway starts Bawooshing.....hilarious!!! I like the Bawoosh ritual idea, something to keep in mind.
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I would have posted sooner but I've been stuck in the toilet for 3 days.
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LMBO Dorothy :-)

By the way, was your family healthy for your cruise, I know you were worried about that darn flu bug and your son.

Also, I didn't see much about your cruise (or could have looked in the wrong place), hope you had a fantastic time :-)

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Old January 18th, 2004, 09:42 PM
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Just read this thread to my dh (using the laptop in bed) and he thinks we are ALL crazy! I toldhim one more reason to try cruising - the toilets!

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Old January 18th, 2004, 09:45 PM
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Phoenix,

Had a GREAT time and I dodged that darn flu! I finally got my review to CM - guess it takes a few days, so look for it next week sometime.

Now I'm busy looking for the next cruise and trying to talk the old dh into trying a cruise with us!

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I'm not so sure that story about a lady with, shall we say, "Rubensesque" thighs getting stuck to an airliner toilet because she hit the flush button before getting up is actually an "urban legend", because I heard it years ago in connection with a particular now-obscure plane. The Vickers Viscount was an elegant four-engine British turbo-prop which enjoyed a brief heyday in the mid-50's, until full jets like the 707 and DC-8 relagated it to the backwaters of airline routes.
As for the vacuum toilets themselves-- well, I just WISH I had one at home! My old toilet is the complete opposite-- it uses loads of water, but its flushing action is surprisingly weak, and it clogs up often. Shipboard toilets are the ultimate in low-flow efficiency.
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I thought I heard that Mythbusters was going to test the story.

Anyone know if that episode is already "in the can?"
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Glad to read you had a great time AND avoided the flu bug Dorothy!! I'll look for your review next week - thanks for the heads up.

Does your DH golf?? You could promise him a tee time on one of the excellent courses during your next cruise ;-)

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Yes, he golfs, but his true love is bike riding - both mountain and road bikes. He rides recreationally and on the racing circuit.

A friend suggested he ride his mountain bike up and down the steps on the ship.......

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belgique .....LMFAO....that was waaaaaaay funny!!!!
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Old January 20th, 2004, 01:59 PM
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Dorothy, there are a lot of islands that offer bicycle excursions. Check into it.

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Mark!!

What a great idea!! Hadn't even thought about that - he would think he'd died and gone to bike heaven...

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Dorothy.....I'm a guy, and I've been in your shoes before, its quite painful and its not something i'd like to repeat....it was my first cruise, and i was little
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Now this is a gripe conversation that is pleasant and funny to read, we need more of these!
by the way can anyone tell me what a dh is? I see this term used all over the message boards and can't figure this one out. I figured out what IMHO is and LMFAO is but the only thing I can figure for dh is damn husband, or maybe dead husband?
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elmer, i asked the same question a few days ago. dh is dear hubby
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I guess ddh would be dear, dead husband.......

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