They will stare at you with awe and wonder

Okay, this is a way for this of us 50 & over can have some fun.   You will be revered for the rest of your cruise as a wise sage.  Here is what you will need. A Swiss Army Knife adds to the amazement, but any sharp knife will do. 

 

Now, at the breakfast buffet, grab a box or two of cereal, and a bowl.  When you are done foraging for the rest of your breakfast, grab a seat.  Eat everything except the cereal.  Now, place both cereal boxes in front of you. Make sure the side with the three perforations face up.  Open the knife, and proceed to slowly cut those perforations ( like when we were kids ) Wink.   By now, people will be looking.  Slowly and carefully cut the inner wrapper, exposing the golden flakes inside.  Open and fold back the sides.  You will hear someone mutter " so that's what those lines are for  ", oooooooooooooh ( well, maybe not the oooooh).     Pour the milk and begin to eat.    Kids will be amazed, as will many of their parents.    How you deal with the questions and adulation is up to you.

 

 

 

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Okay not being sarcastic here but do younger people really not know about that?  I'm 50 this year and eating straight out of those boxes after pouring milk into them was something I had done even during my elementary school years.  Except we'd just open the top of the plastic and pour milk in instead of cutting the side open.  Needed a longer spoon but that was no big deal.  I don't have kids and am never around them so I have no idea what they know or don't know.

One of the joys of life many have missed.Wink

OMG the horrors,, he has a knife!!! run everyone! Madman on the loose, oh wait, yea I carried a knife when I was in school and I,,, I,,, I,, oh snap I am turning 50 in june,, ARRRGGHHH!!! losing knowledge,, oh wait, my kids already think I do know anything..

yea I do not think the boys have ever put the milk in those bowls, they always had the extra bowl to pour it in.

 

Another thing to think about, is that when I was in high school, we carried guns in the gun racks in our trucks. There was a time when a radical group gave notice they were coming to the school due to a fight that had occurred, funny they turned around and left when they were greeted by an opposing force with weapons,, never bring a sign to a gun fight...

Well, being the special snowflake that I was, I wouldn't be careful when I opened my cereal.  I would manage to cut clear through to the other side of the cardboard.  Mom made me eat out of a bowl after a couple of messes.

 

My grandkids know about these cereal boxes. I get a large assortment of them at COSTCO, or at least I did, not too many years back. And take them to my cabin in the wilds where the kids often visit. We laugh about my second oldest grandaughter and those.     Sometime in life she is going to be a truth in advertising advocate. I would put the big box out and let the kids sort through them. She picked out a box of Kellogg Corn Flakes. We opened it up just like BAK 1061 did here. She looked down at it then said she didn't want it. Why not, it is the one you chose? No answer. Later I was puzzling over that and got to looking at the front of the box. Sure enough, the picture on it didn't show just "corn flakes" but corn flakes with a big old juicy strawberry in the middle of them.       

I never knew of this. I'm 52

These were a special treat for us.  Normally, we had oatmeal or bacon and eggs and such for breakfast.

 

My dad always had Wheaties and they didn't come in those little individual boxes. Besides, I would eat half a box at a time. 

How did you get a swiss army knife on board.

They would not allow my leatherman.

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Okay, this is a way for this of us 50 & over can have some fun.   You will be revered for the rest of your cruise as a wise sage.  Here is what you will need. A Swiss Army Knife adds to the amazement, but any sharp knife will do. 

 

Now, at the breakfast buffet, grab a box or two of cereal, and a bowl.  When you are done foraging for the rest of your breakfast, grab a seat.  Eat everything except the cereal.  Now, place both cereal boxes in front of you. Make sure the side with the three perforations face up.  Open the knife, and proceed to slowly cut those perforations ( like when we were kids ) Wink.   By now, people will be looking.  Slowly and carefully cut the inner wrapper, exposing the golden flakes inside.  Open and fold back the sides.  You will hear someone mutter " so that's what those lines are for  ", oooooooooooooh ( well, maybe not the oooooh).     Pour the milk and begin to eat.    Kids will be amazed, as will many of their parents.    How you deal with the questions and adulation is up to you.

 

 

 

That's not a knife....

This is a knife.....Big Smile

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