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These cranes mark the place they filmed the second season of the wire. I confirmed this with someone on the boat who was local. I thought they looked familiar.

See this? Now imagine about 5 times this snaking around the corridors on deck 3 and hidden behind curtains from any guest who might be wandering around. I didn’t realize that guests don’t take their luggage on, it has to be searched before it is allowed on. Woe be unto you if you bring on an iron. They are very serious about irons and curling irons because irons have started more than one fire on boats. Fires often start in the laundry because of a forgotten iron.

I was coming down and elevator and trying to be pleasant with a couple who got on and I asked them how they were. Simple question right?

“Not well.”

“What is wrong?”

“They took her iron.”

At this point she was too angry to talk, but something changed and she unpursed her 80 year old lips and from behind eyes that seem a bit disconnected as do so many of the elderly’s, she blurted out, “They confiscated my iron.” The first time she said it, it was high pitched and hyperbolic then after a pause she said it again slower and angrier. Not sure if she repeated herself to make her point more salient or if she had forgotten what she had just said. She had been looking directly across the elevator, too angry to make eye contact and then she looked directly at me and said slowly and with plenty of spittle in her finely aspirated F’s, “Fuck Celebrity, Fuck ’em.” She pointed her shaking bony finger at me and tried to form her face into one of open eyed determination but either age or some lingering facial paralysis kept one eye, mostly, closed and made it look more like and exaggerated wink continued, “I’m wearing jeans to formal night, Fuck ’em.”

The door opened and she made ah, ah, let’s call it a mime of someone spitting on the ground, glared at me and ambled out cane in one hand purse in the other. I looked at her husband as I wiped her spittle off my glasses and he just shrugged his shoulders and followed.


November 12, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Love it! Lesson learned: For God’s sake, don’t take the 80 year old’s iron. She’ll cut you.

    Comment by Jenny | November 12, 2010 | Reply

  2. You may take back your statement about loving old people.

    Comment by Mom | November 12, 2010 | Reply

    • No they are hilarious. Or pathetic, mostly hilarious… but pathetic isn’t hard to find.

      Comment by davidsjones | November 13, 2010 | Reply

  3. and they are grateful when you make them feel better.

    Comment by Mom | November 13, 2010 | Reply

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