"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!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.