Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Beware the Danger Punches!

Over Thanksgiving, my family and I went on a Royal Carribbean cruise. If you've ever been on one of those ships, you know they have all sorts of cool things to do on board, many of which will earn you a danger punch.

You sign away your life on a waiver, and they punch your sea pass card. At first, we scoffed. And then, this happened:

After 40 minutes, I had a blister the size of quarter on my foot. I will spare you the pictures, but suffice it to say, I had to buy emergency flip flops, and a week later, I am still unable to wear any other shoes.
Fortunately, we all remained safe while doing this:

But then came roller blading where my brother in law tore something in his knee, and the water park where a friend fell off a 15' iceburg in a reverse belly flop.

In addition to those injuries, my mother in law hurt her rib on a chair, Small Child got a black eye from a bed, and my husband got his nose cracked by Small Child's hard little head. In fact, there was only one person in our party who escaped injury altogether. Needless to say, we stopped scoffing the danger punches, lest they heard us and inflicted more injuries upon us.

Beware the danger punches, my friend. Beware.


T. James said...

Why is it that disasters save themselves for holidays? You were lucky no one was killed. Vacationing is, perhaps, one of the most dangerous activities on the planet.

Stay home, and watch travelogues on TV instead...

Falcata Times said...

LOL, its sod's law isn't it, you could have the accidents at home at any time, yet there they are on holiday just to get you.

Hope you all feel better soon and that you had a cracking holiday. LOL

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Huh! I've never heard of danger punches, and I probably would have laughed at them, too.

'Cause it's all funny until somebody gets hurt.

Kind of like that tiki thing Greg Brady was wearing when he almost drowned in Hawaii.

mshatch said...

I hadn't heard of danger punches either but then I've never been on a Royal Caribbean vaca. I've heard they're fun. Aside from the injuries, was it?

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