My Wife Already Tipped the Cabin Steward
This story enough begins at the end of cruise as opposed to the beginning. As a Shore Excursion Manager on board a cruise ship in Alaska, the daily log of passenger incidents reported to the pursers desk is one of the items I review on a daily basis.
This particular day was our debarkation day (the day the passengers get off the ship and head for home) in Vancouver. I was going over the log from the night before and this incident caught my attention.
Apparently one of our guests wanted the weekly gratuity he had given to his cabin steward back. His wanting the tips back was not what was funny, it was the reason why he wanted tips back.
According to the passenger, he had found out after tipping the steward that his wife had been having "relations" with the cabin steward all cruise. Now one would assume that the passenger was mad, upset etc.. with his wife and the cabin steward, but he was not. He did not care that his wife had had "relations" with the steward, he just thought that he should not have to tip the guy as his wife had been "tipping" him all week.
So once again, life is stranger than fiction.