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Originally Posted by electro
Would you, CruiseMom42 and helpthejuggler all come on my next cruise and be our table mates?

This trip is to celebrate my DD completing her masters degree, it will be interesting when people ask what she studied.
When I tell people I usually get an "Oh", and then they change the subject.

Lois



What a kind and generous offer, do you include any OBC?
Where are we going?

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I am requesting a balcony and beverage card.

I would love to see Israel, Australia,India, Barbados, Russia, Portifino and the Easter Islands...all in one cruise. When shall we go?

Okay, Lois...I gotta ask...your DD? What is her degree in ?

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Originally posted by electro
Would you, CruiseMom42 and helpthejuggler all come on my next cruise and be our table mates?

This trip is to celebrate my DD completing her masters degree, it will be interesting when people ask what she studied.
When I tell people I usually get an "Oh", and then they change the subject.

Lois

I'm in!

Word of warning -- just don't ask me about ancient history over dinner. I can go on all night.
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Originally posted by electro
Would you, CruiseMom42 and helpthejuggler all come on my next cruise and be our table mates?

This trip is to celebrate my DD completing her masters degree, it will be interesting when people ask what she studied.
When I tell people I usually get an "Oh", and then they change the subject.

Lois
Can I come too? I promise to be polite while discussing any or all of the above topics!

What does your DD study?
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Originally posted by beachbum53
After reading through everyone's comments, there's one topic I'm surprised hasn't been mentioned, but could lead to some very funny comments. I think most husbands will agree with me on this. A wife should not mention that her husband's snoring sounds like a lumberjack clearing a forest! And if she does, it's only fair that the husband gets to say that she is not allowed to put her ice-cold feet on him!
Unless it's to mention the fact that those Breathe Right strips they left in our bathroom on the Ecstasy really work! I tried one out as a goof the first night and now I am a true believer.

And no longer a lumberjack. But I'm still OK.
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Originally posted by Amberle3
Precisely. As an athiest I often have to put up with the strongly devout trying to "save" me. I don't need saving, thank you very much. I don't try to convince them that their religious beliefs are wrong, why do they try to convince me that I'm wrong? And why is it that I have to be respectful of other's religious beliefs, when they're not respectful of mine? I don't believe in religion, that's my belief. Please don't try to shove yours down my throat. And yes, that's what very often ends up happening because invariably someone will decide that I'm obviously just not educated enough about religion or haven't heard enough about it or that it's their mission to "save" me, and from then on every single interaction with them includes "friendly" lectures on why I simply must see the light and embrace their religion.

One of these days I'm going to make up religion centered around my cats, and when people try to "save" me I'm going to give them literature about the Great Cat. Maybe then they'll just decide that I'm nuts and leave me alone.

I'm perfectly fine having a debate on the merits of and differences between religions - but honestly I'd rather not have an intensive debate about *anything* at the dinner table.
Have you heard the good news about the flying spaghetti monster?

http://www.venganza.org/

He boiled for your sins.

That usually brings THAT conversation to a screeching halt.
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Elvis Andretti (not my real name)
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I'm in!

Word of warning -- just don't ask me about ancient history over dinner. I can go on all night.

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You can school us on Roman and Greek history...and I will take us to the more current subject of the British Monarchy starting with the Plantagenet period to the current reign of the Saxe-Coburg ( Windsor ) family.

Fun Fun!!!
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Where are we going?
Baltic/Russia on MSC in Aug.

Can I come too? I promise to be polite while discussing any or all of the above topics!

Absolutely, the more people to have great conversation with, the better.

What does your DD study?
She is doing her Master Degree in Holocaust Studies. She will graduate in June.


She has a BA in Religion and a BA in History.

Lois
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Originally posted by Amberle3
One of these days I'm going to make up religion centered around my cats, and when people try to "save" me I'm going to give them literature about the Great Cat. Maybe then they'll just decide that I'm nuts and leave me alone.
My religion does not allow me to worship cats. However, if I'm allowed to just sit there and pet them for an hour, I'd be glad to attend your services!

Originally posted by Warmer Climes
For example, the party we were seated with a few years ago spent most of our dinners together demanding that I defend U.S. policies around the world.
I wish I could have been there. I would have just glared at them and said "For the past 100 years or so, the United States has spent its blood and treasure defending or rescuing pretty much every other country in the world from tyranny, oppression, Communism, Fascism, ****sm, drought, famine, and natural disasters. And what has your nation done for us? Uh-huh, that's what I thought. Given that, I hardly feel I have to justify our actions to ungrateful whiners like you."
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Originally posted by electro
She is doing her Master Degree in Holocaust Studies. She will graduate in June.


She has a BA in Religion and a BA in History.
I wish I could come. My knowledge of the Holocaust is pretty much limited to reading Hitler's Willing Executioners, so I would relish the opportunity to learn from your daughter. I suspect, though, that more than a few folks would find our conversation to be distasteful.
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She is doing her Master Degree in Holocaust Studies. She will graduate in June.


She has a BA in Religion and a BA in History.

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Lois, could you also pay for your daughter to attend our cruise?? I would love to talk to her !!!
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I say, get it all out of the way with this opening question: Should the government ban prayers in school for a girl who is about to get an abortion but cannot really afford it due to the bad economy, and should I have sent that girl the $1000 I paid for this cruise instead of sitting here watching you overweight people eat that disgusting escargot?
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Should the government ban prayers in school for a girl who is about to get an abortion but cannot really afford it due to the bad economy, and should I have sent that girl the $1000 I paid for this cruise instead of sitting here watching you overweight people eat that disgusting escargot?
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Yes. And probably.
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Originally posted by ElvisAndretti
Have you heard the good news about the flying spaghetti monster?

http://www.venganza.org/

He boiled for your sins.

That usually brings THAT conversation to a screeching halt.
Another stopper:

I tell them I am a Baal worshiper and sacrificed my firstborn to Moloch and the darn security people gave me trouble about bringing my Asherath Pole on board.
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Originally posted by Doug R.
Another stopper:

I tell them I am a Baal worshiper and sacrificed my firstborn to Moloch and the darn security people gave me trouble about bringing my Asherath Pole on board.
Got to love a troublemaker.
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Originally posted by IndyDenise
She is doing her Master Degree in Holocaust Studies. She will graduate in June.


She has a BA in Religion and a BA in History.

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Lois, could you also pay for your daughter to attend our cruise?? I would love to talk to her !!!
I'm sure she would love that but unfortunately, I can only afford to pay for one cruise for her.

Lois
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MSC Magnifica Aug 2012 Baltics/Russia
NCL Dawn 10 day Feb-Mar 2012
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Celebrity Summit April 2009 TA
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Electro: DW and I reenact WW2, we are total history geeks, err, buffs, and one of her favorite subsets of study is the Holocaust!

We're in, make two places at the table, please!

Oh, and if you really want an eye-opening dinner conversation, sit down with a bunch of old, burned-out Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, or ER staff when they are trading "war stories". We have a tendency toward discussing the REALLY WEIRD things that patients present as medical problems. And our appetites aren't usually affected by the gory details or situations that make most sane people run for the hills! Our main problem is to keep the ambient conversation below the hearing level of our neighboring diners to prevent them from reaching for a "distress bag".
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Originally posted by capncarp
Oh, and if you really want an eye-opening dinner conversation, sit down with a bunch of old, burned-out Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, or ER staff when they are trading "war stories". We have a tendency toward discussing the REALLY WEIRD things that patients present as medical problems. And our appetites aren't usually affected by the gory details or situations that make most sane people run for the hills! Our main problem is to keep the ambient conversation below the hearing level of our neighboring diners to prevent them from reaching for a "distress bag".
LOL, try eating with a group of the folks I work with -- veterinarians.
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Originally posted by bus man
My religion does not allow me to worship cats. However, if I'm allowed to just sit there and pet them for an hour, I'd be glad to attend your services!
Hate to tell you this, but as far as the cats are concerned that pretty much is worshiping them They would also be very pleased if you brought them offerings of tuna.
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Originally posted by Doug R.
Another stopper:

I tell them I am a Baal worshiper and sacrificed my firstborn to Moloch and the darn security people gave me trouble about bringing my Asherath Pole on board.
Not really related but I'll share it anyway... when I was in my late teens I bought a lovely pendant, it's a silver snake wrapped around an obsidian crystal. I didn't buy it for any particular reason other than that I liked it. But I found it would come in quite handy, if I happened to be wearing it and was being hit on/pestered by some annoying guy I'd just touch the pendant and look him right in the eyes and say "Oh I'm sorry, but I'm not allowed to mate outside the cult". That would usually do the trick.