Thursday, May 21, 2009

I'm Cruising with Stupid

A patient and I were chatting while I filled out some forms for him. Usually he and his wife go cruising a few times a year, though he's never been to Alaska. So I asked if they're going this Summer.

His response (and he was serious):

"No. They only have the real good deals early on. I don't want to go before tourist season starts because I don't think they put the glaciers out until June".

12 comments:

Miss Chevious said...

Maybe the patient doesn't put his brain in until June.

Love your blog, it's a hoot!

Fiz said...

He hasn't got a brain to put in!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Good point. I'll order an MRI to see if he does.

Stitch said...

what I'd like to know is where they store them in the off-season?

yay said...

Oh they keep them down near Antarctica during the off-season - we have all our cruises over the New Year period.

Then they tow them back up to Alaska in time for the tourist season there. Sometimes they stop off in New Zealand for maintenance on the way.

No point having two sets of glaciers doing the rounds.

Lipstick said...

Maybe since we are in a recession they will put the sun away early this year and go ahead and bring out the glaciers.

pharmacy chick said...

Wow,must be a big storage room for all those glaciers.....

GingerJar said...

Maybe he is waiting for the Titanic reinactment?

Anonymous said...

Is it any wonder that some folks still don't get global warming, or wouldn't mind tearing up Katmai? Suppose they'd think that they could install a tram-way up the north face of Denali?

Anonymous said...

I think what he meant is that the ships don't visit the glaciers up close until later in the season because of all the calving when it's warmer. Often the areas near the glaciers will be too full of ice for the ship to get close until it cools down a bit.

Carol said...

Lovely. How do you keep a straight face?

Carol, from Alaska

RSDS said...

Stitch:
They must keep those glaciers with the other half of Half-Dome.

 
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