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Old June 17th, 2005, 06:28 PM
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I simply love Henry David Thoreau's version! Thanks, you learn something new everyday........
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Old June 17th, 2005, 07:59 PM
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"If you are that concerned about how much other people eat, I suspect that you haven't fully dealt with your own weight issues and are projecting your own insecurities unto others."

I couldn't agree more....if it bothers you, please don't look..and why waste your time on a beautiful cruise worrying about what others are eating or how much their eating...me thinks you have to much time on your hands!!

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I didn't realize everyone on here was a psychiatrist...sorry to say that you are wrong about what you think of my "insecurities"
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Old June 18th, 2005, 02:27 AM
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Is it not possible as well that you are wrong as to the "gluttony" you speak so strongly about ...

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No...I don't think it is possible
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Old June 18th, 2005, 02:31 PM
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Could there be such a thing as verbal gluttony?
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No, I don't think there is such a thing.
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Old June 19th, 2005, 01:42 AM
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Actually, there could be such a thing. If you were to look up the definition of gluttony in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary this is what you would find:

Main Entry: glutĚtony
Pronunciation: 'gl&t-nE, 'gl&-t&n-E
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -tonĚies
1 : excess in eating or drinking
2 : greedy or excessive indulgence

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Old June 19th, 2005, 10:46 AM
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sorry kytten kat, but by the definition you posted #1 does not apply in the verbal sense because it specifies eating and drinking,

and #2 uses the word indulgence is used in the context of consumption, so that doesn't really apply either,

ok, as I'm typing this I realize I'm being a tight ass, sorry,

the purpose of language and words is to communicate, and I got the meaning of the phrase "verbal gluttony" so the purpose served itself...........whatever......It's all good!!

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Old June 20th, 2005, 01:21 AM
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Hey no problem ... my thought was simply that any excessive indulgence, food, wine, money, lust, talking, could be considered gluttony ...

But hey, considering that the post on verbal gluttony was most likely due to my earlier lengthy post, as you say, it is all good ...

Maybe I am just wanting to hear myself talk today ... can not remember ever having posted on the boards, here and elsewhere, like I have during the past 48 hours so ...

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Old June 21st, 2005, 04:49 PM
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I find the more I cruise the less I eat. I go for the quality not the quantity.

All I know is that I don't have to cook it and clean up afterwards...just love those cruises.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 03:08 PM
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What other people eat on their vacation is none of your business. Every guest has paid the cost of the trip which includes the cost of the food. This price has, I'm sure, been increased due to the anticipation of the gluttons that arrive, like me. It is not a habit of mine to order things because I can. But I will order until I am satisfied. It is the gluttons that make the food costs higher that we WILL ALL PAY the cost for. I say more power to those that have the desire, audacity, and ability to eat all they can. The are getting what WE pay for.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 10:36 AM
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Why does it have to be all about food?-sblahars. let me just tell you something sblahars: you started this topic and encouraged people to complain about it. if you have a propblem with people expressing thier own apinion about a question you asked, then dont ask the question. some people just need to keep their thoughts in their own head.
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Old July 13th, 2005, 07:01 PM
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What business it it of anyone t dictate to me what and how much I eat on vacation? I will eat and eat and eat. I know that they will bring out more bacon on the buffet table, so if I grab the last piece am I a snob? Oh I should be the nice person and save it for the person behind me! (That's not a bad idea- the next batch will be fresher)!
If I want two pieces of cake, is that going to ruin YOUR vacation to see me eat them? If so, oh well.
Point is- does it matter? And if so, please be clear in your explanation as to why it matters
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Old July 14th, 2005, 07:57 AM
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My question. Why do folks full the try to overflowing, then look for a Diet Coke?

Does that make it part of a dietary plan?
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Old July 14th, 2005, 10:03 AM
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Calories saved on the coke leave more calories for the cake.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 10:36 AM
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There are two different categories here.

1) People who eat alot because there are choices they don't normally have and they want to try all of them. I see no problem with that, it is part of the experience. In fact, we will generally order a few extra appetizers because we want to try them. Sometimes we like them, sometimes we don't, but we will share them and usually not finish all of them.

2) People who eat alot because it is there. I was on a cruise last week. I would be behind people in the buffet for breakfast who would take 3 pancakes, 3 pieces of french toast, eggs, 1/2 dozen pieces of bacon, another 1/2 dozen pieces of sausage, and hashbrowns. This to me is the gluttony I refer to. Eating for quantity...not quality. This is what I have a problem with.

When I originally posted this, it was before the cruise I took last week. I do admit, I was able to ignore it for the most part, but like I said, when the guy in front of me takes so much food just because it is there, it just seems so uncivilized.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 10:59 AM
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You are taking too much time worrying about what everyone else around you is doing!!!
Stop it and enjoy yourself.
Whatever the other person does, obviously is enjoying it.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 04:11 PM
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I'm not "taking" time worrying about it. When I see someone doing it, it is disturbing.

And the thing is, I honestly don't think that the other person is truly enjoying it. I think he/she is just acting on this instinct of eating as much as possible because they don't know when their next meal will be, which reminds me of some sort of animal. This is why I think it is uncivilized. Human beings should be beyond that mentality. This is what is disturbing.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 04:21 PM
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........so that's why I'm often called an animal........

I get it!

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Old July 14th, 2005, 06:54 PM
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Though not directly related, it is an interesting fact that many people with assigned seating and assigned time in the dining room line up outside the dining room doors as much as 30 minutes early. The poor things must be starving!
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I noticed the same thing last week. Why do people get there early at all? We usually leave our cabin right exactly at the time dinner is supposed to start.

Are people so obsessed with food that they think there won't be enough left by the time they get there, or that for some reason, there won't be a table? I don't know if Paul B is with me or against me, but his point supports what I'm trying to say.
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Old July 15th, 2005, 10:36 AM
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Sblahars, I guess I am against you. I could care less what people eat or what they look like. Again, you are what you eat!

If they want to line up two hours before dinner, that's fine with me.

I am one of those people who walk past the dining room earlier in the day to look at the dinner menu and plan what I am going to eat. For someone like me whose idea of a fancy resturant is anyplace that has tables and chairs, I get great pleasure in trying out things I have never eaten before.
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Old July 15th, 2005, 12:47 PM
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There is nothing wrong with going to see the dinner menu. I do that myself. I never said there was anything wrong with that. It just bothers me when people act like animals.
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Old July 15th, 2005, 02:55 PM
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When the waiter tell's me all the dessert options, I say "yes please"!

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Sblahars:

Stop sweating the little stuff..
You are stressing over stupid stuff...
Just Go and Enjoy Your Vacation, so what if the other person acts wrong "in your opinion".
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Thanks, just took 20 minutes to read all this thread, and guess what,,I've just wasted another part of my life.

Gluttony, does not magically appear when on a ship, that is someones disease and they live it everday.

And lets face it, food somewhere is served 24/7 on ship, so no need to overfill plates, and if you do that, then thats just greed, a different problem people

So whats the problem being posted here? Dont know,,,since there is always going to be enough food to go round and no-one is left out. So it cant be "they deprived me of..my wings"

So. I'll guess again,,,And yes it's yet another example of people sticking their noses into other peoples lives, habits, taste and lifestyle and think it is a gripe,,not.

You pay your money, you take with you all the thin, fat, old, young, pain in the ass people out there and cruise. Thats how it works.

Want it all your own way, hire a private boat and sail to your own individual expection,,,but I'll bet some of you could even find something to moan about there.

Lets not pick on fellow passengers, lets get back to lines and ship and how the can f%^& it up
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Give 'em he** David. . I agree - what are we up against here "Pasta Police", "Buffet Bobbies", Diningroom Detectives". The only way you know if you like something is to try it. If you dont like it try something else. Heck I like to check out the cruiseship menus on line before I go - that way I know in advance how large the pants I need to wear home. Eating is a way of life on board - and what a great life it is. Methinks the OP is like a refomed smoker or drinker - and just can't stand to see anyone indulging in such ghastly habits. Eat, drink and be merry - ttfn Jennifer.
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Is this post really about what people are eating on the ship... or a congratulations to yourself that you lost weight? It's kind of reading like, "I have self control now.. why doesn't everyone else?"

I was at the front of the line for the midnight buffet last year on Voyager when a small, somewhat short man from China (I think. he was talking to us, but I cannot remember where he was from) and his two grown sons were behind us. When the doors officially opened, he pretty much yelled "GO! GO!" to his sons, who fanned out to either side of the buffet running. I mean, they took everything they could, including the garnishes. The waiters had to come to their table and tell them that the cold lobster on their plate was NOT for consumption and had to be put back (which is RIDICULOUS, they'd already touched it, HEALTH CONCERNS...)

That story STILL makes my husband crack up and is one of our sillier cruise memories. That family didn't knock me over, nor stop me from getting my buffet and what I wanted. They just provided comic relief.

If ANYONE was bold enough to ask the man I'm married to what the heck was on his plate who wasn't his relative, they'd catch an unpleasant surprise. People pay for whatever they expect on the boat, and if there is enough for all to eat, then let the people have what they want.. whatever the portion size.

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Old July 17th, 2005, 09:02 PM
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If you really want to see people act like animals, just say a little loudly " I just heard the Captian say that there may not be enough food to make it to the next port"
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