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What pisses me off is, I can't eat 2 entrees, even if I wanted to and I'm not going to oreder 2 and only eat 1/2 of each.

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Been following this discussion. I am a "very" anti food waste person but I would still find your eating half of each as acceptable because your intent is not one of wasting food. I eat very little dessert. So on one cruise, I asked that each evening could the waiter bring me an empty plate so I could take a spoonful or two from DW? That was quite cumbersome for the waiter but he agreed and each evening he brought me a chocolate decorated empty dessert plate. Once later in the cruise he apologized that he had to bring me a plain plate! /Sultan

 

 

What pisses me off is, I can't eat 2 entrees, even if I wanted to and I'm not going to oreder 2 and only eat 1/2 of each.

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My skinny son and his tiny wife just finished up a cruise on Carnival Glory on Saturday. Even they gained weight during the cruise although they're young enough and active enough that their metabolisms should have prevented it. My son actually gained 12 lbs. and my daughter-in-law gained 5! My DH & I (both seniors with slow metabolisms) cruise for the first time next month. So, apparently, we don't stand a chance.:(

 

RE the entire issue of watching what other people are eating, I agree with those who say it's nobody else's business. Are any of those who are concerned about others taking what they consider to be too much food equally worried about those who might be taking too little? Gosh, somebody had better step in there and even out all the plates!

 

Being a responsible adult, I, for one, am only going to be concerned with what I am eating. After all, who knows my tastes and tolerances better than I do?:cool:

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Remember the old song Mind your own business? "If you mind your own business, you wont be minding Mine" I am a firm believer in this concept.... We had a jokester/waiter on the Glory a few years back... I jokingly said I want one of each desert, so dont bring me anything please and the smart guy brought 1 of each! Thankfully we were a large table so we just passed them all around and sampled.... guess that lady would have had a field day with me!

As they say before our football games.... Relax, have fun, enjoy the gam and Dont be a Jerk!

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So nice to see so many people who are so perfect they can judge others. Hope I never run into the lady who was repulsed by someone ordering two entrees. My answer would be simple: keep your eyes on your own plate or stay in your cabin.

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One of my boys is autistic. Sometimes, he gets out of control in the gorcery store. You would not believe the comments and rolled eyes. I often go home in tears. I really want to cruise with him, but I'm afraid that people will be so busy judging us, they won't enjoy their own cruise. He's not wild, just has a lot of fun and can get a tad loud. He's actually pretty good, but one run through the local store and it's all *my* fault.

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I just picked up on this thread but had to put my two cents in :) A couple of years ago, DH and I cruised with two other couples and 1 of the men was a BIIIIIIIIG eater. He not only ordered two dinners the first night, but he also had appetizers (plural) and multiple desserts! Thank goodness we didn't have that judgmental woman at our table.....instead, we had 4 other wonderful people and two waiters who thought he was an absolute riot. It became an adventure every night to see just what Scott would be able to "put away" and by the end of the cruise, the other tables around us were cheering him on too! Four years later and we still talk about it!:eek:

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This week I was at a meeting and afterwards a friend asked me why I love cruising. As I started to talk about, let's face it, my favorite conversational topic, another woman came up and said to her "We HATE cruises!!!" When I asked her why, she said because it is repulsive how much people eat, that some people even order two entrees! This seemed to make her absolutely furious.

 

So a few things came to mind- first, why would she be paying attention to what other people are eating? It would never cross my mind to be interested in what's on anyone else's plate besides my own. Second, if some people enjoy two entrees, who cares? It's your vacation- eat seven entrees if you want. Third, there are so many facets of cruising. I would have a great time even if the food wasn't good or it took a long time to embark or my steward forgot to fill the ice bucket because I'm still on a beautiful ship sailing with my dear family to fun destinations. When I read a review of a cruise and one little thing that the reviewer didn't like- like being asked to take her child out of the casino (no kidding, I read that one)- means the staff is rude, the cruiseline is no good etc etc. If everything has to be perfect for a person to have fun, I guess that person never has fun. Obviously cruising isn't the right vacation for everyone but I just thought that her attitude was over the top.

 

Barb

(Never thought about ordering two entrees but now I might! ;) )

 

If i didn't know better, i would think that the person was my mother! She said the same exact thing to me:D

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I've been reading this thread this evening, and all I can think of is that kalimari should get a life and not be so judgemental. My wife and I have been cruising for 22 years, met many different types, (MANY) but enjoy people for what they bring to the table, not what they eat at the table!

 

George

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I'm an anti-waste person too, but I'm also a glutton. :D

 

On lobster night I always ordered a second one. I've also ordered filet mignon and lamb chops at the same time! *oink* I've gotten so full from dinner that I brought desserts back to the cabin with me for later! I wanted to try them, dammit! *oink oink*

 

One night our waiter brought me my second lobster and came back shortly afterward with 3 more. THREE! I didn't ask for more, but I think they must have had a ton of them back there that would have gone to waste. I felt so guilty, my so and I ate them - I ate more though. I think I was more stuffed that night than any thanksgiving in my life! I couldn't bring myself to let those poor little crustaceans who gave their lives for me go to waste. :(

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Ya know.......The thing I love about cruises is that you can have all the good stuff that you want. My family doesn't eat alot of fish, for instance. On a cruise, I enjoy salads, fish & seafood daily and usually have berries and cheeses for dessert on request. It's awesome! You can let loose (gastronomically) and still be healthy and enjoy yourself. I think they refer to it as, self-control.:D :)

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One of my boys is autistic. Sometimes, he gets out of control in the gorcery store. You would not believe the comments and rolled eyes. I often go home in tears. I really want to cruise with him, but I'm afraid that people will be so busy judging us, they won't enjoy their own cruise. He's not wild, just has a lot of fun and can get a tad loud. He's actually pretty good, but one run through the local store and it's all *my* fault.

Nliedel-Dont let other people bother you or worry about what they will say or think, some people just are rude to begin with. Your son deserves to go on a cruise with you as well as any child. You have to remember that when you book a cruise that you are aware that others are there. If people dont like it.. oh well.... just laugh it of as jealousy!

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One of my boys is autistic. Sometimes, he gets out of control in the gorcery store. You would not believe the comments and rolled eyes. I often go home in tears. I really want to cruise with him, but I'm afraid that people will be so busy judging us, they won't enjoy their own cruise. He's not wild, just has a lot of fun and can get a tad loud. He's actually pretty good, but one run through the local store and it's all *my* fault.

My niece, Hannah, who was severely autistic (she died two years ago from a seizure at the age of 17), accompanied my sister nearly everywhere. When my niece was really young and obliviously breaking every social rule, my sister was forever being met by nasty comments and rude looks by people who assumed it was a discipline problem. When my niece was older and still taking french fries from people's trays at McDonalds, it was more obvious there was a developmental problem and people were more tolerant. By the time my niece died the entire city knew about her and gathered in droves to pay homage to her free spirit.

 

Each case of autism is unique. My sister rarely took Hannah on vacation with her because of the challenges presented by travel and new environments. Hannah was happier at home staying with caretakers she knew. And of course my sister welcomed the break, as well. If YOUR son would enjoy a cruise, and it sounds as if you believe that he would, bring him with you! Life is too short to worry about what other people think!

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A few years back we were on a NCL cruise and the desserts were great.

One night I couldn't decide what I wanted so the waiter (who was great)

came back with one of everthing offered that night. We had a good laugh. I then dug in, with help from my table friends. Every now and then you have to have fun. After a cruise I expect to diet for a while, until the next one.

Do you think some one at the next table might have called me disgusting.

I don't care, I enjoyed every bite.

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One of my boys is autistic. Sometimes, he gets out of control in the gorcery store. You would not believe the comments and rolled eyes. I often go home in tears. I really want to cruise with him, but I'm afraid that people will be so busy judging us, they won't enjoy their own cruise. He's not wild, just has a lot of fun and can get a tad loud. He's actually pretty good, but one run through the local store and it's all *my* fault.

 

 

Take him with you!!! If people let others ruin their cruise with bad behavior, it will be ruined anyway and not by your son!!! I have been on about 9 cruises and I have seen horrible behavior by loud mouths, drunks, teen agers,and babies! I have never once let it effect my good time! I agree that life is to short and he deserves the fun as much as you or me (or the judgemental @ss h*le$)

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It always bothers me when I see children or young people misbehaving, but I try never to let that ruin my vacation. I work too hard to get to go on a trip, so I am determined to have a good time. I think it is all about attitude.

 

So- next March when I am on VOS with countless other families and their wild kids (except my 3- they never misbehave- they are perfect:rolleyes: ) on Spring Break, I vow NOT to complain or otherwise B**** about:

  • kids in the Solarium pool
  • kids in the elevators, pushing all the buttons
  • kids with diapers on in the pools
  • kids running around unsupervised with walkie-talkies
  • adults behaving like kids who complain about food, service, and other people's kids

I love this thread:D :D :D :D

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BIG, BIG eater s don t bother me one bit..rather it amuse s and astonish me how much one person can put down..

 

but what doe s bother s me is that woman who just butt s in on a conversation not concerning her..

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Maybe I have a stomach that is suffering from shrinkage, but I cannot eat a lot of food at one time and seeing plates overloaded with huge portions of food or people devouring two entrees really turns me off.

 

I am not being judgmental of anyone here, but this is the effect it has on me and sometimes it is impossible to not notice what others have especially if everyone is commenting about it. There are times when I too would love to try out more than one entree, but I rarely do because of my phobia.

 

When I was a young girl, my parents took me on a transatlantic HAL ship to Holland. At that time, the sides were served by the waiters who went around the table to each diner. I would tell our waiter not to give me much but he would always give me the biggest portions of anyone at the table. The more I balked, the bigger the portions I received. I quickly learned to keep my mouth shut and go with the flow! It may have been that cruise which started those feelings about a plate overflowing with food.

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Maybe I have a stomach that is suffering from shrinkage, but I cannot eat a lot of food at one time and seeing plates overloaded with huge portions of food or people devouring two entrees really turns me off.

 

I am not being judgmental of anyone here, but this is the effect it has on me and sometimes it is impossible to not notice what others have especially if everyone is commenting about it. There are times when I too would love to try out more than one entree, but I rarely do because of my phobia.

 

When I was a young girl, my parents took me on a transatlantic HAL ship to Holland. At that time, the sides were served by the waiters who went around the table to each diner. I would tell our waiter not to give me much but he would always give me the biggest portions of anyone at the table. The more I balked, the bigger the portions I received. I quickly learned to keep my mouth shut and go with the flow! It may have been that cruise which started those feelings about a plate overflowing with food.

When you cruise in the future you might consider requesting a small table in the ship's main dining room. Perhaps a table for two? Then you wouldn't have to witness what most people are eating. Or you might want to avoid the main dining room altogether and look for a quiet spot in the less formal buffet area (maybe near a window so you could focus on the sea view?) or take your buffet tray to a table near the pool. Should worse come to worse, there's always room service.

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Nliedel, take your son where ever and when ever you want...don't let other deter you...you are a better mom to show him the world...good luck...and enjoy every moment with him.

 

About the food thing...the first cruise we tried different things, took 2 entrees to try things, ate way too much and regretted it by the 3 day. Now when I cruise I lose weight (and I am a heavyset person) because I learned that you can eat very healthy on a cruise...

And on Lobster night, they had lobster with broccoli (which I love and eat my DH's also) and prime rib so I ordered both, put it all on one plate and enjoyed my surf and turf...and the night they had turimisu the waiter knew how much I loved it so I had 2 portions on my plate...I still lost weight...mostly because you are doing a lot of walking and the portions of food are perfect...

 

Enjoy your cruise, eat what you want, all is fine!

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Following the two threads here. I work in a hotel/casino and I would rather see a child acting up then some of the adults that act up. I have a nephew who is autistic and even though he has had problems over the years he has grown to be a fine and loving young man. His mother never hesitated to take him on a vacation if he felt like going. For most autistic people sounds, light and other sensory stimulation can be overwhelming. So at times as he got older he would stay at home where he felt relaxed. As to the person who didn't like to cruise because people ate to much. Hmmm guess she must avoid places that are buffets. What a shame to view life in such a negative way. So many wonderful things to do and people to be with and she blocked it all with that kind of negative thinking. On the one cruise my husband and I went on the dessert one night was so wonderful everyone at the table commented to our waitress. She promptly brought seconds for everyone although none of us had asked for it. Not one of us left our second poor dessert alone on the empty table. The next night was lobster and we all asked for seconds.:D I was raised to always try something once and on a cruise that is the perfect time to try foods you may never see again.

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My guess would be anyone who would offer such a lame excuse as that for not liking cruises, is hiding the real reason....she just can't afford a cruise vacation and won't admit it.

I was going to say that.

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WOW....this is the most "repugnant" thread. What kind of person worries so much about what others put into there mouths while on vacation, that is just sick.

 

I am going on my first cruise in December, and from what I have heard about the food, I will be eating a lot....if I can't decide on one thing I will have two, or three or....well you get the idea.

 

If someone is so repulsed by others eating tendencies, whether it be on vacation, in a nice restaurant or, do I dare say it, an all you can eat buffett (that must send some of these people right over the edge) they really should eat alone....may I suggest in a padded cell with a therapist. To expect others to enjoy themselves any less because you have a "phobia" regarding excess food piled on a strangers plate is utterly obsurd, and very self centered.

 

You can obsess and feel sad for me all you want, I however will be enjoying myself immensely, with or whithout your snotty, holier then thou opinion.

 

I hope I don't run into any of these people while on my trip, but if I notice that I have, I think I will order some more food and eat until I can't eat any more! To all those who truely enjoy good food join me in a plate or three, to those who look down their noses at us.....BITE ME! (and seriously seek professional help)

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