Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Can't We All Just Get Along?"

I gotta say, anyone who feels people from different cultures, ethnicities, races, religions, whatever can't possibly get along HAS NEVER BEEN ON A CRUISE!

The crews on these ships (I've been on 6 cruises total) are a remarkable polyglot from Europe (east and west), Russia and former Soviet republics, India, and the Pacific rim (Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and a few places I've never heard of), with a few south Americans, Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, and English sprinkled in. Most of the officers are Italian.

Anyway, watching these remarkably disparate people working together quite efficiently actually makes you feel there is hope for humanity.

And I can't even keep my kids from killing each other.

2 comments:

Chrysalis Angel said...

I think it would be so boring if we all were exactly alike. Those that like the challenge of refuting an others opinion, would die of boredom without the opposing side to banter with.

Stitch said...

Actually something very similar struck me on the cruise that we went on last year. Well, that, and the fact that the service that we got (everything you want and more, always with a smile) would NOT have been as wonderful with an American crew as they work 7 days a week with no days off.

 
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