Why choose something you don't like?

@JudyEv (126129)
Bunbury, Australia
March 7, 2018 7:32am CST
Cruise ships have featured in a few discussions lately. Both @LoriAMoore and @BelleStarr have been cruising recently. Our only cruise was on the Queen Mary II. They were offering a really good deal out so four of us decided to go. I’ll just tell you about one incident. We joined a group of strangers for breakfast and exchanged the usual pleasantries of where are you from, etc. One man in the group when he heard we were Australian began to moan about the Australians he’d had dinner with the night before saying they complained about everything. That was okay. I know we’re not all perfect! But then HE started to complain about the ship and the fact that men had to wear a jacket and tie to dine in the formal lounge. This is clearly stipulated in several places in the advertising so you are well aware of the requirement before you book. If you turn up at the dining room without a jacket, they often lend you one rather than making you go back to your cabin for your own. And if you don’t want to wear a jacket and tie, the same meals are served in other areas where the dress is more casual. The guy went on and on about the stupidity of having to wear formal dress. But I couldn’t understand why, if he was so opposed to it, did he even book to go on the Queen Mary? Why didn’t he find a ship that suited his tastes better? We made sure we dodged his table next morning. And the photo is me and my winnings from the last night of bingo. I won the jackpot and paid for my trip. I’ve cut my head off because I don’t like my hair.
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@LadyDuck (163415)
• Switzerland
7 Mar
Congratulations for your win! Some people love to complain. I think that complaining they believe they look "more important", while it is exactly the opposite. Well educated people never complain.
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@MALUSE (41206)
• Germany
7 Mar
I try to become invisible if I see a former colleague from afar. He loves asking me about my health hoping I'm going to ask him, too, so that he can start his complaints. I *never* ask him!
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Mar
I couldn't understand why he kept turning up for a formal meal if he didn't want to wear a jacket. The food was exactly the same elsewhere. Talk about ugly tourists!
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Mar
@MALUSE Haha. I wouldn't be asking either. Some people really lead you into the conversation they want to have.
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@JohnRoberts (60046)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar
You won a ton of Yankee dollars! You are the headless Aussie?
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Mar
It was a bit strange. There was no cash on the boat but they insisted on paying me in US dollars and we were able to pay our onboard costs using the notes so we didn't lose anything through conversion. Win-win all round.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
7 Mar
I used to go out cruising the bars, is it anything like that?
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
7 Mar
Now what does that mean...blink...you should remember I am not good in English!!!
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
7 Mar
@vandana7 'Cruising the bars' basically means going out for an evening and going from bar to bar (tavern, nightclub) to see who else is out for the evening.
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
7 Mar
@JolietJake Oh ..ok...that bar...
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
7 Mar
So that is how you look without head...still beautiful...as to rules...those must be there for some reason. They had a choice to go to non-formal dining, right? Why that was not ok for them?
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
Thanks for the nice words. Yes, there were several other lovely areas serving the same food so I don't know why they insisted on going to the formal area.
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@vandana7 (66086)
• India
8 Mar
@JudyEv I guess you winning added to your headless beauty... I was kidding...I am evil.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
@vandana7 I think maybe you just wish you were evil.
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@shaggin (37115)
• United States
7 Mar
Ohhh thats fantastic all that money you won! So awesome for you! I would have been really annoyed with that man complaining about others then complaining himself. Sounds like a Scrooge. I may have just listened but I may have pointed out his behavior. Depends on the mood I'm in.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Mar
Vince ended up saying something. I'm never very good in situations like that. I just want to get away.
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@shaggin (37115)
• United States
8 Mar
@JudyEv awesome I'm glad he said something. Sometimes it gets people thinking about how they acted if they weren't aware. He may just complain to the next person about all the awful Australians on the cruise lol
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
@shaggin He'll probably end up saying he didn't find a nice one! I'm now wondering if other Australians would say something or just listen politely. I'm a bit undecided really. Mostly we're pretty laid back so someone complaining about something trivial just might draw a remark or two.
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@mydanods (6758)
• Nigeria
7 Mar
Enjoy your day on the ship. It's great to win the jackpot. How much did you win?
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
It was about $US2,000 so it was a lot of money.
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@mydanods (6758)
• Nigeria
8 Mar
@JudyEv It was a great lot of money.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
@mydanods It was indeed.
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@Madshadi (8934)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Mar
I don’t like people who complain and criticise everything. That’s a nice prize and well spent
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Mar
I couldn't work out why he'd paid all that money if he didn't want to be there.
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@just4him (120299)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Mar
I got a good laugh about why you cut your head off. I would dodge a person like that too. One day, God willing, I will be on a cruise. I almost booked one last year, but something came up and the funds were no longer there for it.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
I don't know why I didn't grow my hair longer ages ago. It suits me so much better. I was never really happy with short hair but it was very low maintenance.
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@just4him (120299)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Mar
@JudyEv Growing up my mother kept my hair short. She was the beautician in the family. No one went to a salon until they left home. When I left home, the first thing I did was grow my hair long and didn't perm it again for a long time. My hair needed perming if it was long. Then I gradually went back to short, and now, it's as short as it ever was or shorter. I've come full circle with my hair. Only I don't perm it any more.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
@just4him I gave up perming it a long time ago too.
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• United States
7 Mar
It sounds like a case of 'I want to sit in first class, but wear second class attire'... the cake and eat it too syndrome makes me giggle so many times it is those peoples feelings about entitlement but missing the point and boat in this case. So sorry he bent your ear towards gravitating to a new breakfast partners the next day . . . BUT it made a good post !
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Mar
He just went on and on about how awful the ship was while we thought it was so great. He certainly spoilt our breakfast!
• United States
7 Mar
@JudyEv aw you shouldn't of let him spoil it as if it were me (and I am a bold patootie... ), I would of silenced him by kindly expressing my fulfillment of the ships amenities and left him blank faced and left with no one to complain too . . .
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
@enlightenedpsych2 In the end Vince spoke up but I was still really glad to get away from that table.
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@nela13 (7484)
• Portugal
7 Mar
I have never been on a cruise, but I hope one day I will be in one.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
It's the only one we've been on but it was a lot of fun.
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@nela13 (7484)
• Portugal
8 Mar
@JudyEv you are having a lot of fun and some luck too
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
@nela13 Yes, we really enjoyed our cruise. I hope you get to go on one one day.
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@xFiacre (4578)
• Ireland
7 Mar
@judyev What's the point of going on holiday if you can't find anything worth moaning about?!! At least you had your hair-do to complain about.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
You don't need to moan to others. And I didn't complain about my hair. I just cut off the offending part.
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@xFiacre (4578)
• Ireland
8 Mar
@JudyEv Most of my moaning and complaining is done to and about my silly self.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
@xFiacre Oh that's okay then. I hope your other self takes little notice of the complaining one.
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@snowy22315 (49067)
• United States
7 Mar
Oh lucky you!!!!! You really lucked out. Normally the machines on a cruiseship are tighter than anywhere else. Maybe the gaming tables aren't too bad though. I have been on a couple of cruises back when I had a life..I won diddly squat though.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
The passengers who had been playing every afternoon were keen to have the jackpot night before a lot of them got off in Hong Kong. So yes, I was really lucky.
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@snowy22315 (49067)
• United States
8 Mar
@JudyEv A friend many years ago, he and his wife won enough money casino gambling to pay for their entire honeymoon. They hit it big on the first machine and had the sense to walk away. My cousin got robbed near a casino on their honeymoon..and I don't mean by the one armed bandits!
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
@snowy22315 It's always tempting to carry on and see if you can win more. How terrible to get robbed when on your honeymoon. Bad enough by a one-armed bandit let alone a two! (armed bandit)
@marguicha (97241)
• Chile
7 Mar
First of all "WOW FOR YOUR WINNINGS!!!". I don´t like people who complain about everything. A reason not to dine with them anymore.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
Yes, it was a huge windfall. We locked it up in the safe till we were able to pay our onboard bill with some of it.
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@marguicha (97241)
• Chile
8 Mar
@JudyEv That was awesome! The best I have won was a lot of pennies at a casino, many years ago Still it was exciting. That was when actual coins came out of the machines.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
@marguicha I've been nearby when you hear and rush and clinking of coins and yes, it is exciting.
@mlgen1037 (29649)
• Manila, Philippines
8 Mar
Hi! Wow. Seems you are having a great time in your cruise! Congratulations.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
We had a lovely time thanks. It was a couple of years ago now.
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@mlgen1037 (29649)
• Manila, Philippines
8 Mar
@JudyEv I still envy you. It is not everyday we get to win something.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
8 Mar
I have never been on any cruise ship so far, however, I wish to go one day. The incident you have mentioned makes me wonder if that man used to complaint about everything in his life. He should not have criticized the formal dress arrangement for having a dinner, it was a norm, which he should have followed.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
I wonder that too and think that perhaps he was just someone who would find fault with all sorts of things.
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@Hannihar (38164)
8 Mar
That is so cool that you won at bingo Judy. I can see why would avoid him the next time. You want to enjoy the time away and not be gloomy.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
He went on and on all through the breakfast. No-one else could get a word in.
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@Hannihar (38164)
8 Mar
@JudyEv That is wrong and sorry you had to deal with someone like that Judy.
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@sashann (211)
• Philippines
8 Mar
congratulations,, wow how lucky you are:) I'm so envy in a good way (hehehe) more blessings to come:)
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
Thanks and yes, you're right. I was very lucky.
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@sashann (211)
• Philippines
8 Mar
@JudyEv and more blessing to come on your way:)
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@allknowing (66556)
• India
7 Mar
We too had to wear a formal outfit while dining with the Captain and we all looked forward to it. But on other days there were no restrictions I did not know anyone could win that much in a jackpot - good for you.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
The bingo had been going for some weeks and most days it jackpotted over to the next day. This day they continued on until someone won it - and that 'someone' was ME!!!
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@allknowing (66556)
• India
8 Mar
@JudyEv Jackpot and me never see eye to eye
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@velvet53 (17003)
• Palisade, Colorado
7 Mar
That's neat that you won in Bingo and paid for your cruise. I agree that he should of picked a different cruise to go on.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
Maybe he was just enjoying being objectionable.
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@velvet53 (17003)
• Palisade, Colorado
8 Mar
@JudyEv Some people are that way.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
7 Mar
Wow! Nice outfit and congratulations on your winnings! It sounds like that guy who was complaining about the other Australians complaining about everything - complained about everything himself. It's weird he chose to moan about the jacket requirement. He could have gone elsewhere in the ship to have the meal, or could have chosen a different ship like you say
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Mar
Thanks and my thoughts were exactly the same. Why was he there if he didn't like it?
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
8 Mar
@JudyEv SOme people just like to complain I think
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