Friday, June 5, 2009

Everything and I mean EVERYTHING you needed to know in life you will learn in kindergarten.

When I was in elementary school, I loved to play the game "Hit the Deck". You know what game I am talking about right? You lined up on the basketball court boundary lines and ran back and forth. The last to complete an action whether it was to hit the deck-lie flat on your stomach as fast as you can-, attention on deck-where the player salutes the captain- or SHARK!-run to the designated base for the game was, it was good fun. It was in my top three P.E. games...the other two naturally being Dodgeball and Wiffleball. It was in those sports that I was 1) good and 2) the P.E. coach didn't screw the girls over when it came to dividing up teams. But that's another story for another day.

People say that everything a person needs to know for life, they learn in kindergarten. I have found this to be true in my life and the game "Hit the Deck" came up in one of the most awkward situations possible.

When my husband and I were married, we didn't go on our big honeymoon the day after our wedding like most couples do because we were married so close to Christmas. We wanted to be able to spend the holidays with our families. But my new husband was not to disappoint as he had made plans to take me to St. Louis for a two day getaway to see Wicked. A couple of weeks later, we left for our honeymoon cruise. It was the first time that both of us would be leaving the country. We waited in line for what seemed like an eternity and we finally got on the ship. We wandered around, took the horrid photo for identification purposes and began to explore the ship. But before that we decided to drop our bags off first...

When we made it to the room, we had discovered that my uncle's wedding present to us was already waiting...a bottle of champagne and the most beautiful bouquet of flowers! Those flowers did not wilt all week btw! The itenerary for the day was already laid on our bed. At that point we had about an hour until we had to go for the mandatory boat drill. And can I just say that the entire scene in Titanic where they talk about not enough life boats flashed in my head when I read this. They also had a disclaimer about having enough boats on board for all to be able to leave the ship safely...I think it was there for weirdos like me...or maybe it was that whole international waters standards? We began to unpack our suitcases at that point. Bon Voyage was after the boat drill and so we decided we'd get our drinks then.

15 minutes later...we decided to do something else.

We had unpacked our suitcases and still had about 45 minutes until the boat drill. It was at this point that my husband saw the "Do Not Disturb" sign. We decided...why not?

10 minutes later...it became apparent that my husband had NOT put up the "Do Not Disturb" sign because our room steward was KNOCKING ON OUR DOOR!!

APPARENTLY, it is custom for the stewards to introduce themselves to their tenants for the week. That's fine, but it wasn't the best time for the meeting.

We immediately started yelling to NOT open the door!!

APPARENTLY, our steward heard otherwise BECAUSE HE OPENED THE DOOR!!!

I "hit the deck" and Brandon did the "Shark" because he lunged for the base...I mean covers.

Our steward got the hint and we won the game of "Hit the Deck."

And who says education isn't important?!?!

I mean think about it. As a result of our lesson, we'll definitely be putting that sign up this weekend.

Happy Friday.

1 comment:

Brittany Ann said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG! This is too good! I.love.this.story. I'm going to make my husband read this now!

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