"My mother is old and friendly, too. And she didn't object to your being a smoker of indeterminate race and no visible sign of an Adam's apple."
If an old meddling biddy latched on to me and reminded me of my mother, I'd run screaming. Forget the lifeboat, I'd swim for it.
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "Release the Kraken!"Up! Enjoy!You too!Friendly!Yes, Mother!
Iris abandoned Tommy, Wilbur abandoned Iris (and Dawn), Iris abandoned Zak, Ian abandoned Toby, Mary abandoned Jeff, and now Mary will soon abandon Toby to meddle the hell out of the new "crooshers" who will have nowhere to hide.
I wonder if Derek and Katie will be stuck at the same table at meals with Mary and Toby. Of course, that's if KM goes for the old-style model of one dining room and assigned tables.
The Hoosiers are so naive ("People here are so friendly!"), they remind me of Brad and Janet in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Just imagine what awaits them.A question for @fauxprof and other readers who have been on cruises, does the Check In desk in p. 1 even remotely resemble anything you've seen?
@KitKat, you're right, not even remotely the way check-in works. Passengers (or as the cruise line likes to call us, "guests"), wait in a large room with seating and are called up row by row to counters with multiple clerks where documents are inspected, credit cards scanned and cruise ID cards/cabin keys are issued. It's a complex process. Depending on the size of the ship, you may have over a thousand people embarking. So, no, everyone standing in one line for one check-in agent is utterly ridiculous and would take a couple of days to board everyone.
People here are so friendly! Or, at least this one person is friendly in the way that she offered them not-so-helpful tips in an passive-aggressive, condescending way. Yes kind of like Mrs. Hoosiers mother. Or probably more like her mother-in-law, who is friendly in her eagerness to help the younger Mrs. H. learn how to cook her son's favorite meals, since she obviously doesn't know much about cooking or her son.
When I was about 4 yrs old my mom decided I should have a "pixie cut" so she took me to the Beautopia. The hairdresser put my hair in a ponytail then cut it off and set the ponytail in my lap. I cried and cried. This is why I have trust issues.Believe it or not, my 91 yr old mother still gets her hair done at the Beautopia.Anyway, Katie Hoosier just triggered that still-fresh-almost-50-years-later memory for me. Enjoy the romantic cruise with your husband and surrogate mom.
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Helpful Hint #4: Trust the wise, benevolent strangers that fate has thrust into the line right ahead of you! You won't regret it!Blanche DuBois: "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. ... And look where it got me!"@Nance: I love your haiku title today! I'm not there yet, but sooner or later, we'll all probably want to release the Kraken on this ship! ... What a wonderful counterpoint to Wilbur and Dawn's cruise that would be!
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