posted on Sep, 27 2019 @ 08:14 PM
A while back my wife and I went on a cruise. The ship was small, and old and that was okay.
It was Cunard, and so we booked a nice room on the small ship. It wasn't like the big ships of today, but much smaller. Our "upgraded" cabin was
a simple porthole. It sucked. I digress.
Again, it was a small Cunard ship. There were no casinos, no pools, just some libraries with books and a whole lot of people from the UK.
My wife had requested a "Captain's Table", and paid whatever the deposit was. ($200 I think).
So, we sat down at the table with a 4-stripe officer of the boat. Turns out, he was the Chief Engineer (and 2nd in Command of the boat)
So there's 15 people sitting around this table, all trying to impress this guy. He's not impressed. Most of the people are from the UK. They're
kissing this guy's behind. I'm pretty much...clueless.
After out dinner this "captain" orders some "cheese". The wait staff looks at him like he has three heads.
He want's some Stilton, Bleu, Gorganzola, Gouda...and some "Port".
Well, a flag officer will get what he wants, right? And he did.
So, I tried some of this "cheese"...and it was Fabulous!!!!!
I thought it was some kind of crazy joke, but it wasn't.
That was many years ago....before I traveled the world and learned about real foods and real peoples.
That is all.