Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Film Titanic On An Actual Cruise


When I was a little kid, I went on my very first cruise. It was sponsored by Disney and it was one of the best times in my life. I got to eat as much as I wanted without regretting any of it. I got to swim as much as I wanted. I got to sleep as much as I wanted. We weren't following a schedule. All they wanted us to do was follow the rules and have a good time.

The first two days of the four day cruise trip was absolutely stunning. I truly felt I could stay there forever. Then one night, we all got personally invited to watch a film that the crew members had chosen to play for everyone. I was six years old at the time and I was addicted to movies. I'm sure my parents bought a movie for me every single month. It was just a way to keep me occupied after doing all of my school work of course. So I super excited getting the chance to watch a new movie.

We sat at the theater and the movie started playing. After a few promos for other films along minor distractions behind me, the movie was finally coming on. I had no idea what this movie was. It was brand new to me. Then a leaned over to a friend I made on the cruise ship. She told me the movie was called Titanic. I just sat there during the whole movie. By the end, it dawned to me that we were watching the movie on an actual cruise ship.

I ran out of that theater and started vomiting outside. First off, I was six years old. Why were they letting little kids watch a movie like that at an early age? Second off, why would they be playing that movie on an actual cruise ship anyway? Third, why would Disney, the company that wants to make kids happy, actually let them do that? 

The last two days was just hiding. I hid myself in my room for two days. I couldn't bear to leave my room. That movie traumatized me for a long time.

I have never been on a cruise ship since.

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