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  1. we're/ I'm in my 60's and were feelin' thirty ๐Ÿฅฐ . In my 20's would be pushin' it ๐Ÿ˜†
  2. ๐Ÿซถ this is a sign of gratitude, and sir Richard feels he is not above that.
  3. on these ships, it's a time for us to be kids..๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  4. we have another one coming this fall, it's a blast ๐ŸŽ† ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ‘
  5. uh ... well now hold on there ๐Ÿคจ somethings are better off not being viewed.
  6. ๐Ÿ˜„ they're having a party without us
  7. I spent most of October and all if November visiting family in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Wonderful country, spectacular people, hella expensive compared to the....... U S. now, I know where, what and I learned .... when but, this would have been $350-$400 TOPS ! in the US. And what's with "Sunday Surcharge" ! Paid for in Aussie dollars .... ya shoulda seen the smile(s).
  8. ehhh, it can be complex. Where I live the minimum hourly wage is $20.00 U S dollars/hr. That's to flip hamburgers. Federal minimum wage is currently set @ $7.25 U S /hr. Each state has their own wage standards based on their economies. I live in California and it can be expensive to live here. The average monthly income is $29.69/hr. An single family home cost's $600,00.00 U S dollars. Across the state line I can purchase the same sq. footage home for $150 - 175 K less. The minimum wage in that state reflects that. Now if your a server in a state where the cost of living is lower then the opposing state and you collect tips, your average reported income can be more than then where I live ( i e. cocktail waitress at Bellagio's in Las Vegas vs. a server at Ihop in L A) . Discretionary income; plays a big part in the U S economy, so much so; the the state and federal government doesn't want it to go away, they want to encourage it. So what it comes down to is culture. The do's and the don'ts. The minimum wage in Australia is $15.17 /hr U S. , without tips, that's not fly in California. On the other hand if the tip/ gratuity is included in the bill, then we're still tippin'
  9. has to do with the comment about paying a living wage and whether I should move.
  10. oh geezus! this guy is a behemoth ! posting for his own personal gratification ๐Ÿ˜€
  11. always nice to see when you return to your cabin.
  12. HEY NOW ! being old got nothing to do with it. More likely that after the past four decades of being a vegetarian, they've decided that times runnin' short and to live it up ๐Ÿ˜„
  13. ๐Ÿคจ rather alarming description for the malbec. Proof reader was obviously partaking in the libations.
  14. yep, since there's a charge now it's wide open. Kinda like a bar full of sailors and the shore patrol shows up.
  15. the presentation must be part of the "country style" description.
  16. can't win if ya don't play, well done. ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‡ ๐Ÿ‘
  17. you're obviously are an educated individual. You/ we know full and well prior to boarding what the terms of passage are. Choosing a path less traveled and apparently not popular on this sight has led you to defend your stance. Acknowledging that there are things we/you don't have control over, such as how, where, and to whom gratuities and bonuses are paid out. A lot a sleep, energy and emotions may get used up thinking about how princess or any other cruise line business practices work to their benefit. Sometimes life throws curve balls, ya swing for the fence or get in a fast car and drive away.
  18. ๐Ÿ˜œ after eating that bowl of ramen, under arm deodorant will be the least of your problems,
  19. there's the spirit " dug myself A big hole ($3000) but battled back to only $1000 down..but my machine was hot so I gave it another $500 to make sure." don't go down without a fight.
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