I normally don’t make fun of old people – I was raised to respect and to honor them, plus I know it’s just a matter of a few years until I am one of them, but this episode is just too funny for me not to write about it.
Now let me assure you it was not a senior citizen cruise, NO. IT. WAS. NOT! There were 2 couples getting married, plenty of kids were running around, but of course 60% of population were senior citizens – after all Alaska is a bucket list destination for most people.
Anyway, where was I.
Imagine an older gentleman probably in his late 70s – early 80s about 5’3 and close to 200 lbs, wearing a toupée as part of his accessories, also wearing red, almost brick color pants and a sand color jacket. The guy literally looks like a cube from any side you decide to look at him. He’s got thick eye glasses and a hearing aid. Let’s call him Herold. I’m not sure why but he either looks like Herold or Marty .
He approaches a table, where an older, very attractive lady (I would call her Ellen, because she looks like Ellen to me) maybe in her early 70s is sitting in the company of another lady. They are both enjoying themselves, chatting away, listening to the live music. Herold or Marty came up to them speaking very, very loudly probably because he needs a battery change in his hearing aid. He is looking directly to Ellen, ignoring her companion – a little older lady on the wheel chair.
Here is their conversation:
Ellen – Hello, Would you like to sit down with us and listen to the music?
Herold/ Marty – Where are you from?, completely ignoring Ellen’s invitation to join her.
Ellen – Florida.
Herold/ Marty – Do you dance? ( From what I saw he could barely stand on his two feet, he needed a wheelchair) Once again, don’t want to make fun…..
Silence from Ellen….
Herold/ Marty – Do you cook?
Ellen – Not much these days – openly in disbelieve of what she is hearing….
He walks off without giving her a second glance, he was looking for his next prey, until he laid his eyes on me….. I got up and left the room.
Later I found out that Ellen is an honorable guest on Princess cruise line, she sailed total of 784 days around the world. No wonder Herold was interested – Ellen is loaded….
But I would like to end with this:
Happily ever after exists , this couple were celebrating 53 years together and as you can see they still HOT for each other!