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Old February 21st, 2011, 12:12 PM
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We hear a lot of complaints about kids (and justifiably so.) On our last cruise I was awakened almost every morning about 6:30 by Ethel yelling down the hall to Fred about something or other. If that's the way you communicate at home, fine. But there are people on the ship who didn't go to bed at 8PM. Fred needs to tune up the hearing before they leave home and give the rest of us the break he so dearly desires.

Okay - let the stone throwing begin. I'm ready to wince.
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Rude behavior is something you see of people of all ages. It's just not exclusive to seniors.

I'll take a stone with this one. But I have noticed that there are some seniors who believe they can get away with or are allowed to demonstrate rude behavior just because they've attained "Senior Status."

It also pertains to the younger folks who believe that rules don't apply to them.

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We hear a lot of complaints about kids (and justifiably so.) On our last cruise I was awakened almost every morning about 6:30 by Ethel yelling down the hall to Fred about something or other. If that's the way you communicate at home, fine. But there are people on the ship who didn't go to bed at 8PM. Fred needs to tune up the hearing before they leave home and give the rest of us the break he so dearly desires.

Okay - let the stone throwing begin. I'm ready to wince.
You get today's prize for making me laugh out loud!

Seniors should be accorded respect. But this is a double edged sword, they should accord respect also.

I am curious, did you ask them to cut it down to a roar?

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Old February 21st, 2011, 04:06 PM
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I don't want to hear anyone talking loud early in the morning or children screaming anytime. Everyone is entitled to their own quiet private space.
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To generalise, I find some old people to be rude & impatient especially in lifts(elevators) & in queues (lines), youngsters tend to be more inconsiderate but often not intentionally.
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We hear a lot of complaints about kids (and justifiably so.) On our last cruise I was awakened almost every morning about 6:30 by Ethel yelling down the hall to Fred about something or other. If that's the way you communicate at home, fine. But there are people on the ship who didn't go to bed at 8PM. Fred needs to tune up the hearing before they leave home and give the rest of us the break he so dearly desires.

Okay - let the stone throwing begin. I'm ready to wince.
Thank yougreen_rd for the good laugh Ido not know why I just thought that was really funnythe Ethel yelling down the hall to fred
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I guess Fred and Ethyl don't understand what "indoor voice" means! The walls in the cabins too, are thin...This drives me crazy...when people of any age, talk loud on a cell phone, thankfully there are no towers at sea!!
I would be slapping a few people by the pool for sure
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I wonder why (we) talk loud on phones, I reckon it's because the incoming voice is more faint than normal & we compensate, I try not to do it though & if I am in somewhere I usually go outside.
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I've found that very few seniors are loud and inconsiderate. No doubt there are some but overall not so.
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Regardless of the age, on every occassion when you meet or pass them in the hall, ask about the resolution of the topic of discussion or loud talking you are subjected to.

Being so loud they surely wanted you to be privy to it.
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Many elderly refuse to wear hearing aids .These people tend to speak in a loud tone and they are not aware of it .
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Some people with hearing problems don't have hearing aids because the insurance will not cover them. Of course, some people just won't wear them. People of any age can be and are rude.
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How to cure "old far*s deafness"?? Go up to them and speak ~with no sound~...as in just moving your lips. They will think they really are deafer than they thought and tweak their hearing aids, or go buy a new one!
Hubby and I have just moved from acreage to the suburbs....I can no longer go outside and yell OI!! Dont think I have done that on a ship....yet.....
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How to cure "old far*s deafness"?? Go up to them and speak ~with no sound~...as in just moving your lips. They will think they really are deafer than they thought and tweak their hearing aids, or go buy a new one!
Hubby and I have just moved from acreage to the suburbs....I can no longer go outside and yell OI!! Dont think I have done that on a ship....yet.....
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No guest of any age should yell down the hall early in the morning, or any other time for that matter. I do, however, tolerate senior citizens who converse loudly in crowds and such, as hearing naturally declines with age, making it more difficult to hear and be heard above the background noise.
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My Mom !!!!! 92 years old and she can be the rudest person in the world, and she is so deaf she doesn't realize she is saying it loud enough for everyone in the room to hear.

She thinks its especially funny to comment on overweight people. - and these days that is most of, ummm... us.

It isn't nice at all and its embarassing to me when she does it. Now to be clear, she is pretty senile and does not know she is offending, but I get a lot of looks.
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But as far as hallways go - I think we have all forgotten that there are people behind those doors and have yelled out. But there are people who just dont seem to get it and they do it all the time. When I see that I will open the door and ask them to tone it down. I have no tolerance for that.
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The people who talk loud usually isn't so the other person can hear. Being deaf in one ear (no it's not fixable) and some loss in the other, we can't hear ourselves well from inside our head. I've been told to "turn it down" at times, especially when I get excited over something.
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Will not admit to being deaf. She says she can't afford a hearing aid but her insurance really DOES cover it. She just won't use one. Food for thought: She would really love to come over and spend the weekend with Dh and I again but last time, she had the TV on full blast and we couldn't sleep. If dh and I tried to talk she would loudly break in to the conversation and get mad if we were still talking. We just can't have her over again. Deafness and rudness seem to go hand in hand.

My turn will come I'm sure, but I hope to remember mom and what an unwelcome guest she became due to her refusal to admit her deafness.
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Will not admit to being deaf. She says she can't afford a hearing aid but her insurance really DOES cover it. She just won't use one. Food for thought: She would really love to come over and spend the weekend with Dh and I again but last time, she had the TV on full blast and we couldn't sleep. If dh and I tried to talk she would loudly break in to the conversation and get mad if we were still talking. We just can't have her over again. Deafness and rudness seem to go hand in hand.

My turn will come I'm sure, but I hope to remember mom and what an unwelcome guest she became due to her refusal to admit her deafness.
My MIL has the same problem, she is now 83 and getting deafer slowly over the past 7 years. She bought a wireless headset for the television, it works like a charm. She can pump up the volume to blast level all she wants. All you would hear is some of it, but not in another room.
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We hear a lot of complaints about kids (and justifiably so.) On our last cruise I was awakened almost every morning about 6:30 by Ethel yelling down the hall to Fred about something or other. If that's the way you communicate at home, fine. But there are people on the ship who didn't go to bed at 8PM. Fred needs to tune up the hearing before they leave home and give the rest of us the break he so dearly desires.

Okay - let the stone throwing begin. I'm ready to wince.
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To all y' youngons, I hope you make it to be a bother to the next generation of youngons.
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Folks, you could pick on anybody of any age span when on a cruise ship
so why the senior bit

Have you even been on a bus or train in some other countries in the world at 630am and expected quiet. Not in some countries, sun rises and so do people.

-Are you going to pick on the joggers as they run down the deck
-Are you wanting to stop the cabin service as the trolly moves down the hall or the silver clinks on the service plate, oh and the tap tap on the door.
- Then we have the deckchaors and sun beds being moved so we can relax when we arr finally up
- What would you do if we all opened our doors and yelled 'Good Morning America', or such
- At least Fred and Ethel are alive, why they are in different cabins is a differnt question, maybe he is normally out getting chores done and she is used to calling him for breakfast, play time maybe ?
- is my 630 your 530 or my 930, 5am perhaps, but at 630am the ship is on a final approach and hopefully the sun shines
- what about the earphones with music beside you in the buffet or sun bed
- and heaven forbid, we hear giggles and heavy OMG noises from next door at 630am , maybe the odd crashing sound of a bed to the wall..

Sounds good to me...

Life is too short , just have a good chuckle and remind yourself , at least someone is concerned about Fred and if you have a partner, then cuddle them and chuckle knowing as soon as the shops open you will buy those nifty ear plugs or suggest to Fred you will join hime for an early coffee. Might make a friend you know.
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I think it is interesting that it seems ok to complain about kids on a boat but not old people. I prefer to complain about everyone. Well not everyone just inconsiderate people in general. Parents who don't control their kids. Twenty and thirty somethings that think they are all it and own the place. Forty somethings are perfect :o) The older generation that thinks because they are of that age they can say and do what ever they wish. Dang it is hard being perfect!
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well I am of the older generation and I KNOW I am perfect.....so no one can complain about me!
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I am 21 and i live in Florida as you would know there are a lot of old people well no offence to the elderly or anyone on here but i am tired of being blamed for all of the problems of the world and i get that a lot as i am a CNA and work in a hospital i have found that there is this since of entitlement with the elderly and it bugs me i love em dearly but being Rude isn't acceptable at any age. I have been on 4 cruises this one me and my dad are taking in spetember will be my 5th on all of my cruises i have noticed the elderly be extremely rude to others and i have seen teens and young adults act 20 times better then the elderly.
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I am 21 and i live in Florida as you would know there are a lot of old people well no offence to the elderly or anyone on here but i am tired of being blamed for all of the problems of the world and i get that a lot as i am a CNA and work in a hospital i have found that there is this since of entitlement with the elderly and it bugs me i love em dearly but being Rude isn't acceptable at any age. I have been on 4 cruises this one me and my dad are taking in spetember will be my 5th on all of my cruises i have noticed the elderly be extremely rude to others and i have seen teens and young adults act 20 times better then the elderly.
Sounds like you are part of the "ME" generation. Perhaps you'd like to elaborate what's bugging you!
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Sounds like you are part of the "ME" generation. Perhaps you'd like to elaborate what's bugging you!
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Entitlement?
How about an example or two so we will have a clue. I'm a senior, go with the flow and am lost as to what you (or others) are referring to.
The one thing that bugs me is those rental or private scooters that plow through. (and not all users are handicapped to the degree of necessity)
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