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4 minutes ago, h20skibum said:

So I have a couple of stories along this line.  

 

 I guess sometimes people don’t know what is going on around them. 

 

Second story -   Long story short, after realizing this guy was in trouble, I went in and was able to get him safely out of the pool.  Once again, most people didn’t notice what was happening, until I pulled him from the pool. 

 

 

Great stories. So true most people of oblivious to what's going on around them which can be very dangerous.

 

Second story. Thank you for being astute and saving the man's life.

 

Moral: Being sensitive is not a weakness, it's the ultimate strength.

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11 hours ago, xpcdoojk said:

That is literally what my wife and I say each time these scenes happen.  She may say it or I might say it.  If you have watched the show for the last bazillion seasons, you know that this is the case.  I am guessing they watch it just like we do, so… I would think, thank you for the reminder honey.  I was all caught up in the moment in panic.  

 

I do agree when the husband said OMG… for the second time after she said it about 5 times, that was not helpful. 

 

I do wonder why some of these teams sign up….  They must know they won’t be able to do half of the stuff, so what is the point?

 

37 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

The one husband keeps talking about how they used to be athletes, like that somehow justifies yelling at her like some college basketball coach.  Micheline would also be reassured by hearing that they wouldn't do something that could kill you.  Her imagination of what can go wrong sometimes gets the better of her and she knows it.  A reminder often helps.

 

 

All of these reality shows seem to have a "formula" to give a mix of contestants.  I'm sure they've optimized that formula for the most drama/excitement/viewership.  For the Amazing Race, they always seem to have a parent/child team, a best buddies guy team, an older married couple, a young dating couple, a gay couple, two attractive young women, etc. 

 

 

Telling me that it is safe would work better than using the word kill.  That would just get me even more anxious with the whole situation.  Both woman were amazing and just did what they had to do.

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20 minutes ago, DaniDanielle said:

That sound good, we will check.  We have been bringing ginger ale to the room also.

thanks

Sounds like a nice relaxing sea day hanging out on your balcony in warm sun with occasional nap is exactly what he needs.  At least Anthem has the nice chairs on their balcony.  Sorry OB I couldnt resist.🤪

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14 minutes ago, h20skibum said:

First story - we were in the ship’s pool, and they were early in the process of using life guards at the pools.  I have bee wracking my brain trying to remember which ship this was, but it had a walkway over the pool, and beneath the walkway, there were stools in the water where you could enjoy a drink. As part of the training, they had placed a dummy at the bottom of the pool at the end near where the stools were.  It was amazing how many people got into the pool without noticing this “body” at the bottom.  It even took a while after the lifeguard ***** change for the new lifeguard to notice and jump in to retrieve the “body”.  I guess sometimes people don’t know what is going on around them.

 

We have also seen them put a dummy into the pool.  It was on a Radiance class ship in the Solarium and there was a training going on off to the side but there was a lifeguard monitoring the pool.  Someone from the training casually walked by and slid the dummy in the pool when the lifeguard was looking the other way.  When the lifeguard scanned back to the area, he didn't see it at first but saw it on his second scan back, less than a minute but still not right away.  He blew his whistle and jumped in.  He got the dummy to the surface and other lifeguards came running.  Another got in, then a backboard and they got the dummy out and started CPR.  The whole time this was being filmed from a distance.  It went on for a bit and then they were allowed to stop,  They then had a discussion about what went right and what went wrong.  At this point, though early in the morning, a crowd was gathering so they broke it up but it was great to see how quick and organized the response was.

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5 hours ago, sgmn said:

Wish me luck today. DH and I are taking our nine month grandson to a soft play place today for the first time.  He's become very bonded to his mum so hoping that he'll be happy with just Grandma and Grandad today. 

Good luck Sue.

I'm sure you will be spoiling him and he will want to be with you both.

Graham.

 

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38 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

 

Great stories. So true most people of oblivious to what's going on around them which can be very dangerous.

 

 

So very true.  It’s one thing I really stressed to my girls once they started going places with friends, etc.  “always be aware of your surroundings”.  

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1 hour ago, h20skibum said:

So I have a couple of stories along this line.  

 

First story - we were in the ship’s pool, and they were early in the process of using life guards at the pools.  I have bee wracking my brain trying to remember which ship this was, but it had a walkway over the pool, and beneath the walkway, there were stools in the water where you could enjoy a drink. As part of the training, they had placed a dummy at the bottom of the pool at the end near where the stools were.  It was amazing how many people got into the pool without noticing this “body” at the bottom.  It even took a while after the lifeguard ***** change for the new lifeguard to notice and jump in to retrieve the “body”.  I guess sometimes people don’t know what is going on around them. 

 

Second story - we were sailing on Coral Princess several years ago, and their Lotus pool is 6’-7” deep, so over everyone’s head.  This was before the days of lifeguards on ships. My wife was in the pool, hanging on to the side rail, when a gentleman who could not swim went in the pool, not realizing how deep it was. 

 

He kept bouncing off the bottom, flailing his arms trying to get to the edge.  It probably didn’t help that my wife thought he was trying to grope her, and she kept pushing him back to the center of the pool.  

 

She pulled herself out of the pool and said “that guy kept touching me”.  Meanwhile, this guy is still gasping for air and trying to make it to the edge of the pool.  Long story short, after realizing this guy was in trouble, I went in and was able to get him safely out of the pool.  Once again, most people didn’t notice what was happening, until I pulled him from the pool. 

 

Too often someone here drowns in a pool with people all around them. 
With all the splashing and even more, the noise, it all becomes background. 
Thank goodness you did notice!

When one of my granddaughters was 4, they were at a family pool party. 
My son-in-law comes from a prolific family, so lots of kids. 
Hilary had started swimming lessons…a must in Florida. 
Our DD was right there with her sisters-in-law and watching her. And got distracted. 
There was a pool full of yelling, jumping and splashing kids. 
That’s when Hilary came up to her and said “I saved myself, Mommy.”

She was knocked into the pool and managed to get herself to the side and climb out. Two Guardian Angels at work that day, Hilary’s, and Lisa’s; she would never have forgiven herself. 

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28 minutes ago, Momof3gurlz said:

So very true.  It’s one thing I really stressed to my girls once they started going places with friends, etc.  “always be aware of your surroundings”.  

Great advice to your girls Deb. It's very unfortunate but young women have to be even more so vigilant.

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1 hour ago, reallyitsmema said:

 

 

Telling me that it is safe would work better than using the word kill.  That would just get me even more anxious with the whole situation.  Both woman were amazing and just did what they had to do.

 

Both women were amazing, especially the woman who is afraid of heights and did both the bungee jump and the Swiss mountain trail.  Talk about overcoming your fears!  Good point about the word kill.  I guess the key is that everyone is different and is driven by different needs.  You would think that any participant on the show should understand what behavior helps his/her partner and do that rather than what he/she thinks is correct.  Maybe that's easier said than done.  Micheline and I have said that we would need a "safe word" if we were ever on the show.  If the stress causes either of us to behave poorly, the other would say the safe word and that would (hopefully) cause us to pause and reset.

 

Somewhat related, I always disagreed with the Golden Rule, even though the idea behind it is a key tenet in many religions.  It should not be "do unto others as you would have done unto you".  The idea is good and is essentially focused on treating other people nicely...something the world can use a lot more of.  I believe however that it should be "do unto others as they would like to have done unto them".  Too many people assume that just because I want to be treated a certain way, that other people also want to be treated that same way.  Everyone is different.

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2 hours ago, bobmacliberty said:

We almost always just end up going to Nachi Cocom and sitting further down the beach toward Mr. Sancho's.  Fewer crowds (although it's never crowded to begin with) and close to the satellite bar.

Nachi Cocom is are go to place too.  Started many years ago.  It is where I had my first Miami Vice.  😊 

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@Sea Doghave you considered getting a 360 camera anymore?  I was hoping the CES 2022 would of revealed new ones coming out but I haven’t noticed any new ones on the horizon.  I was hoping some of of the more reasonable priced one would increase the resolution on video.  5.7k sounds good until you realize it’s talking the whole 360 so when you edit it to a normal view (not 360) the resolution is much less.  

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Our town took a direct hit from Hurricane Charley in 2004.  

A year later we had a "We're Back" town party and invited Jim Cantore.  He came and partied with us.  Nice person.

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1 hour ago, mo&fran said:

Just got our negative tests back for our Allure  cruise departing on Sunday. WE will be B2B2B2B2B. 

Then off for a week and then another B2B,

Wow.

This sounds amazing.

I hope you have an awesome cruise.

Graham.

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1 hour ago, bobmacliberty said:

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  I believe however that it should be "do unto others as they would like to have done unto them".  Too many people assume that just because I want to be treated a certain way, that other people also want to be treated that same way.  Everyone is different.


Totally agree with this. The original implies selfishness and yours implies thinking of others before yourself. When I was young I was taught “I’m Third.” God first, others second and I’m third. I try to practice this daily.

 

39 minutes ago, Ozark_Kid said:

@Sea Doghave you considered getting a 360 camera anymore?  I was hoping the CES 2022 would of revealed new ones coming out but I haven’t noticed any new ones on the horizon.  I was hoping some of of the more reasonable priced one would increase the resolution on video.  5.7k sounds good until you realize it’s talking the whole 360 so when you edit it to a normal view (not 360) the resolution is much less.  

 

Yes I’m still going to get one. I’d like to get one before my September cruise to work with it. @twangsteris getting really good with it.

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2 hours ago, Momof3gurlz said:

Don’t look at the current forecast - unless you’re already at the bar 😳😬.  
Also, Jim Cantore has arrived in NE.  Not NE England 🤣.  

Here is my perspective after a good night's sleep. Nothing I do today will change whether I get home Sunday or not. What I won't let this storm do is rob me of my last couple of days of vacation. And no, I have not even had a Painkiller today....yet.😇

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3 hours ago, Sunshine3601 said:

Woke up to flurries and weather people say just a lite coating as this is not part of the noreaster.  Here is what I have so far20220128_094006.thumb.jpg.204412c8267fb4b2b05f37f1707334df.jpg

Is that a dumpster with a built in port-a-potty? I've never seen such a dumpster. And Waste Management is missing out on a whole lot of revenue by not having advertising on our dumpsters here. :classic_biggrin:

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