No Nursing Home for Me!




 
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Boots
 
November 17th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 

Topic: No Nursing Home for Me!


About 2 years ago my wife and I were on a cruise through the western Mediterranean aboard a Princess liner. At dinner we noticed an elderly lady sitting alone along the rail of the grand stairway in the main dining room. I also noticed that all the staff, ships officers, waiters, busboys, etc., all seemed very familiar with this lady. I asked our waiter who the lady was, expecting to be told that she owned the line, but he said he only knew that she had been on board for the last four cruises, back to back.

As we left the dining room one evening I caught her eye and stopped to say hello. We chatted and I said, "I understand you've been on this ship for the last four cruises." She replied, "Yes, that's true." I stated, "I don't understand" and she replied, without a pause, "It's cheaper than a nursing home."

So, there will be no nursing home in my future. When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a Princess Cruise Ship. The average cost for a nursing home is $200 per day. I have checked on reservations at Princess and I can get a long term discount and senior discount price of $135 per day. That leaves $65 a day for:

1. Gratuities which will only be $10 per day.

2. I will have as many as 10 meals a day if I can waddle to the restaurant, or I can have room service (which means I can have breakfast in bed every day of the week).

3. Princess has as many as three swimming pools, a workout room, free washers and dryers, and shows every night.

4. They have free toothpaste and razors, and free soap and shampoo.

5 They will even treat you like a customer, not a patient. An extra $5 worth of tips will have the entire staff scrambling to help you.

6. I will get to meet new people every 7 or 14 days.

7. T.V. broken? Light bulb need changing? Need to have the mattress replaced? No Problem! They will fix everything and apologize for your inconvenience.

8. Clean sheets and towels every day, and you don't even have to ask for them.

9. If you fall in the nursing home and break a hip you are on Medicare; if you fall and break a hip on the Princess ship they will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.

Now hold on for the best! Do you want to see South America, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, or name where you want to go?

Princess will have a ship ready to go. So don't look for me in a nursing home, just call shore to ship.

PS And don't forget, when you die, they just dump you over the side at no charge.

November 17th, 2005  
Navy Boy
 
 
WOW COOL! Sort of sounds like the navy though lol.
November 17th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
well good luck me man.. I can help if u want 8)
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Boots
November 17th, 2005  
Springfield
 
 
Hah, that is cool. I'd love to do that.
November 17th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
My grandmother lived all her life in a small house on a ranch two miles outside of town. When she got upwards of 72 the family began pestering her to give it up and move into the "retirement home" in town as the family was spread to the four corners of the earth. She sat them all down at a reunion and in her stern way (high school English teacher for 33 years) she announced that the closest she would ever get to living in town was the top of the hill. Exactly halfway into town was the crest of a hill and at the top was the county cemetary. The subject was never brought up again. She died 12 years later at home. The woman who came twice a week to help with chores found her, she had finished breakfast and had a smile on her face. The doctor said there was no heart attack, no stroke, nothing, she just died.

That's how I wanna go, on my own terms.
November 17th, 2005  
Navy Boy
 
 
I know how you feel dude,but these things happen and you can't do nothing about it.
November 17th, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
It is nice to see that some people have it all figured out.
November 17th, 2005  
DTop
 
 
Sounds like a good retirement plan to me 8)