What's with the Obsession of "How to Get Away with Something" when Cruising?

From smuggling alcohol to sneaking a smoke to commandeering a lounge chair, what's up with cruisers trying to break the "rules"? I read so many "tips" about how to get away with something and I don't get it ... Why do people feel a need to do this?

9 Answers

I'm with you - I don't get it either.

Same folks who cut line at Walmart, park in the fire zone or h/c spots, "beat the system"--they are special and rules don't apply to them.

Human nature to try to get away with something that is prohibited.

actually, now, I think it's more of, I want to do what I want regardless of what you say I can or can't do.

Also, I think it is where they are away from home/work, they think have the "what happens on the ship stays on the chip" mentality. Think of it like this, (no offense to anyone) Sam the accountant - he works day in and day out at his desk, pushing numbers, but when goes on a cruise, he drinks and lets his inner self run free, breaking rules etc.

I have seen it at football games and homecoming events.

True, but why does "letting one's inner self run free" equate with breaking the rules?

I am a completely different person when on-board -- slightly intoxicated (I rarely drink when not on vacation), relaxed and yet somehow invigorated. I still wouldn't try to break the rules.

I think it has nothing to do with being on vacation, but rather the lack of morals.

I strictly follow thy ten commandments

I'm no angel, but I do try to treat others as I expect to be treated.

Yeah thank goodness for the thou shalt not kill deal when it comes to some of the passengers ...

I agree that people will be people and will try to get away w3ith what they can. It is human nature. It is hard to escape this behavior whether you are on land or on the ship.


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