Friday, July 29, 2005

I Knew I Should Have Taken That Left Turn in Albuquerque!

Interesting Story that came across the wire(actually it was a RSS reader) about passengers on a cruise ship bound for Bermuda, but when they wake up they're in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Not a bad place to be this time of year I'm sure, but not Bermuda, and not what most of the passengers were expecting.
The ship was diverted due to Tropical Storm Franklin, and after a quick stop in Canada(once again, not a bad place to be this time of year, point being I'm sure it could be worse!), a nice trip back home to New Jersey(one more time, not a bad place to be this time a year, but not Bermuda!).

The reason I would have chosen this story for discussion on The Radioaffliction, if we were still on the air, or if I would get off my lazy butt and do the podcast I've been promising for months, would be to discuss the "attitudes" I'm sure some of the passengers might have. The ones that need immediate satisfaction or else the world is coming to an end. I'm sure some people are upset and have a reason to be disappointed, especially since one couple was planning to get married in Bermuda(which is romantic, but hey, how many people can say they got married just off the coast of Halifax!!!), and I'm sure the cruise line will do what they can to compensate. Besides, better safe than sorry, right!

But that's not enough for some people, it's not over until they've yelled, kicked, screamed, and for a lack of a better word(sorry kids) Bitched, and basically annoyed everyone employee on the cruise ship. To have the kind of conversation that some how the Captain will suddenly change his mind.
"You're right, what was I thinking! After all it's only a Tropical Storm, it's not like it's a hurricane! Everyone back on board, we're going to tough this out. This guy's(or gal's) powerful, forceful, angry words has made me see the light!"
The point is this, #$%& happens, and there are going to be times in life where you can't change what is happening, not that I'm trying to tell someone how to feel or react but these are the little tests in life that I think we take for granted. No matter what happens, try your best to enjoy it! Heck, you now have to something to talk about on Thanksgivings from now on!

Have a great weekend!


CaptainJeff said...

All ye gotta do is say ye got a bomb... or threaten em wit' yer cutlass, an' they might do what ye want.... then again, ye could be jailed.

Storm said...

wwhheeee!! I love the Bugs/Albuquerque reference. The name is even spelled right--yay!

As far as the story, there's just no pleasing some people. Had they gone on to Bermuda despite the tropical storm, there would have been complaints (by the same people, probably) about the weather... And they really would have been angry with the cruise line if there'd been serious problems..

Peter Allyn said...

Storm, thank you for your comment!
It really was a no win situation for the cruise line, and therefore safety first.
Captain, thank you as well,

Hale McKay said...

Wouldst that the Titanic had been diverted to Bermuda - those people probably would have bitched too!

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