For example, they want you to eat breakfast before 10 am – never mind that this morning I’d just had my coffee delivered to my stateroom at 8 am and needed at least an hour to drink it while watching the ocean go by before getting ready for breakfast.
The drinking has been tiresome too – they had a bottle of champagne in our room waiting for us, and it would really have been rude not to drink it. And of course it would make the Sommelier quite devastated if we didn’t order wine with dinner – no one wants to be responsible for a sad Sommelier.
Plus, you’re subject to self-esteem issues. Yesterday, I took a watercolor class and our painting that day was a rose. I carefully traced my rose and began laying down the colors. I plugged away for almost an hour during which time the teacher walked around to everyone and complimented their roses, holding them up for the class to see. She soon arrived at my station and said as she critically looked at my rose, “Yes, some people use that technique…” and then trailed off not knowing what else to say.
I admit, my rose wasn’t exactly an O’Keeffe, but it’s not awful – see for yourself and let me know what you think.
…more sea updates to come.