LIghten Up People!
Replies: 38 - Last Post: Nov 19, 2012 2:32 PM Last Post By: clementis_fur_cap
Nov 17, 2012 8:53 AM
30Wow! thanks. I learned to listen, aboard my first ship. oooh lots of stories; I told the cheap stuwrd I'd do the dishes (by hand) in the morning. He scrawny old fart shook his first very close to my nose.
He screamed,"Yaw yaw! You varsh se deeshus, or I geeef you se blue eye!"
On his 70th birthday, the old prosthesused ...one legged chief steward kicked the ass of a 30 yr old engeneer. The younger man begged him to stop.
Nov 17, 2012 6:32 PM
Nov 18, 2012 1:21 AM
Nov 18, 2012 11:40 AM
Nov 19, 2012 7:47 AM
34At the risk of getting off on the wrong foot in this community (see my post count) I'd like to agree with the OP for the most part...though I think he may have exaggerated a bit.
I can understand the frustration after years and thousands of posts helping thankless strangers with their travel plans, but I have to say, some of the things OP mentioned were immediately noticeable when I started reading this forum a year ago - they didn't turn me off because I'm not really one to be easily offended, but I can see how maybe the way some newbie questions go answered (or unanswered) can prevent new users from posting feedback from their trip or further contributing to the forum - this will only hurt the entire forum as the same dozen or so members contribute and other choose to not be involved.
But hey what do I know. Just my two cents, take it or leave it.
Nov 19, 2012 9:03 AM
35Jacen17 -- so far you are among the newbies who actually took comments/criticism of your itinerary into account (I just looked at your original post) and then came back with feedback.
Do you even realize how uncommon that is? Not unwelcome, but uncommon.
So, hang around. Answer questions when you can. And we'll see how long it takes before you start getting frustrated/amusing/snarky.
Nov 19, 2012 10:02 AM
Nov 19, 2012 10:30 AM
Nov 19, 2012 2:32 PM
38I'm not sure that slightly modifying a Contiki itinerary meets the criteria described in the FAQ "simple tips."
Frankly, I rather doubt that person has researched any of their 25 proposed destinations, let alone all of them.
But with legal tender at stake, and given my inability to pass myself off as a dispassionate observer, I'll gladly accept the opinions of the floating panel of judges who happen to, um, float this way.
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