It’s cold here in the Netherlands – and Belgium. But is it ever gorgeous. I am river cruising on AMAWaterways and have visited beautiful little spots like Volendam, Edam, Gent and Brugges. We want for nothing on this cruise. Food is amazing, wine is premium brand and plentiful – and yet – you just can’t please some people and it still continues to amaze me.
Tonight the chef hosted a dessert buffet after dinner upstairs in the lounge. An extravaganza of chocolate, cakes, ice cream, eclairs and goodness knows what else. Ms B. (guess what the B stands for) got extremely irritated because one of the other guests was having her photo taken with the chef and it was getting in the way of HER photo opportunity. Oh well. Deal with it sister.
The next moment I saw Ms B. was when another lady was leaving the buffet with (I will admit) a heavily laden plate of sweet goodies. Now you know the rule ladies. We all pig out and when a sister does this you turn the other way and say nothing! Ms B. does not know that rule. “Are you sure you have enough on that plate?” she asked sarcastically. I was a bit stunned but was sure that the victim must at least be in Ms B’s circle of “friends” and not a complete stranger. Nope. Wrong again. The victim is seemingly another guest or acquaintance with a sweet tooth and not necessarily in Ms B’s party.
I am still speechless. Maybe there are issues that I don’t know about in Ms B’s life that make her… well… bitchy. Maybe she has a reason to be so sour. Who knows? What I do know is that it takes so little to be kind and such a lot of bile to be mean.