I hadn’t realized what cruising has done for me until a writer friend dithered over her clothes and etiquette while attending my dolphin presentation at the local country club. Before my first cruise I was equally stressed that all those rich, sophisticated people would look down their noses at me. Now that I’ve spent a couple months sailing with seriously wealthy cruisers, I say “no worries Mate.” There are always people looking for ways to feel superior, but Steve and I found that most frequent-cruisers are looking for friendly conversations rather than one-up ops. People who are into status games must have a tough time figuring out who to snub because multi-millionaires generally dress and act the way they want to. A pair of thrifty, threadbare, oafs could be the richest, most accomplished couple on the ship.
But so what if everybody else’s rocks are bigger? The most successful folks on a cruise ship are the ones that have the most fun. Live it up!
Here’s to world-class dithering, a hard-won attribute…
Thanks for chiming in Gwynne! And thanks for your inspirational dither, as well as your much valued support and enthusiasm.