Demand for Government Concessions

I have noticed a disturbing trend of posters stating, in response to new-comers to the forum, that they "will become addicted to cruising".

We all know that addictions can be debilitating, and the government has set aside billions of dollars to study various addictions. I think the government should be aware of this latest debilitating disease.

First and foremost, since addictions are a medical problem (as opposed to only being in the mind), I think the government should force employers to provide an extra 4 weeks of paid vacation time to those of us suffering from this dilemma. This would allow us to provide the medically required therapy needed for us to continue at our top potential.

Additionally, I believe that the FDA and CDC need to perform an in-depth study of the effects of cruising by providing cruises to test subjects in an effort to study the side-effects. (I volunteer to be on this study).

Lastly, since we all know that cruising does increase the performance potential of most involved, I demand that the government provide each and every citizen of the earth at least 4 cruises per year upon request.

Anybody care to sign my petition? Big Smile

(Good Monday Morning to All!)

16 Answers

Well, You got my attention.

I believe this study should cover all of North America Including destinations in Canada and Mexico. I'm sure our newer government will gladly endorse the proposal.

Since I can take paid time off for a myriad of illnesses and addictions, I will gladly follow your petition and respectfully ask to be included in the initial start up portion.

Oh--and Good Morning to you too.....

I'm with you on this. Sign me up!

You bad BD Rebel. But sign me up for sure.

I'm retired so I have the time to go cruising, but since I retired very young all my friends my age and older are still working so this plan would give them time off to go with me.

If it is an "Addiction" I wounder if my health insurance would cover the cost of a cruise......... If so, I could see becoming addicted to having a suite. I would need the butler to unpack for me. The anticipation of my cruise fix would be overwhelming and I would not be safe to drive myself to port so I would need limo service provided. I'd get withdrawals if I don't get dinner at the Steak House once or twice a cruise. I'm sure part of the treatment would be spa appointments to calm and sooth the body and mind.

The sad thing is, I can see myself in a downward spiral until I need to be checked into The Queens Grill, Grand Suite on the QM2 for a 4 month world cruise. If that did not work then I'd need a condo on one of the condo cruise ships like MS The World

Oh the horror of addiction and the future it can lead to.

Well sign me up!

I'll sign it. But it won't carry too much weight. I've been under treatment for over 20 years. All the known Drs have tried to help, but to no avail. Dr Norwegian has seen me the most, but Dr HAL has better magazines in the waiting room.

I am going to try the Celebrity doc. The Princess and Carnival docs only made the matter worse!Big Smile

I hear the Carnival Dr takes Walmart gift cards

I see Dr. Carnival in a 51 days (but who is counting?) This time she will have Journey performing live in office during the visit (tickets already purchased).


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