August 19th, 2009

Lifevested - Vacation

Unfortunately, they do nothing for you when you’re still on the ship.

(submitted by Caitlin)

60 Responses to “Lifevested”

  1. dawnut says:

    the girl on the right looks like she is suffocating in the life jacket

  2. kenth says:

    “Mmmmmm. Smells like… safety.”

  3. emm says:

    “in case of an emergency, have dad yank the lifevest over your nose and mouth, and breathe normally.”

  4. mel says:

    If you notice dad’s arm placement I think that explains why the daughter has her nose burried in the life jacket. “No i won’t let go of your shirt….I said stand here and take the picture…we are making memories here!”

  5. Pipergirl says:

    I love this photo because with digital cameras awkward pictures like this would just get deleted. We need to preserve awkwardness!

  6. Silverfish says:

    They never thought they’d be on a boat.
    It’s a big blue watery road.
    They never thought they’d see the day.
    When a big boat was comin’ their way.

  7. stephanie says:

    What makes this truly awkward and sad is that there are hundreds of cute family pictures of this exact thing. So the photographer (probably mom) was hoping to get a similar shot hence the camera being taken on the drill since you have to return to your cabin to put the life jackets back. But the disappointment happens the moment your realize no one is going to cooperate and you take what you can get. ((((hugs mom))))

  8. Cassie says:

    “Helpppp!!, I’m drowning……in my…….life jacket!!”

  9. Mister Bungle says:

    “Honey, are you smiling?” “Mmmmphngh.” “Good. I love you, too. Big smile, now.”

  10. Tim says:


  11. laurie says:

    Drowning in awkwardness.

  12. Kate says:

    Only two Titanic references? Come on, people! You can do better than that. 😀

  13. jnmcnally says:

    Ready for anything . . . except fun.

  14. AG says:

    I’m on a boat, I’m on a boat

    Everybody look at me

    ‘cause I’m sailing on a boat

  15. Heather says:

    I concur: YES, this is awkward; in fact, it’s the epitome of awkwardness. Those who claim otherwise apparently have a strange (and perhaps way too narrow) sense of what constitutes an awkward situation.

  16. Boppie says:

    This is the only photo from the whole cruise – it’s the only proof they have they ever ‘went abroad’, lifejackets or not.

  17. Bernardo says:

    Sure, we’ve all seen “awkwarder”, but I still love dad’s casual pose. He’s really modelling his lifevest! Hey luv, bring me my Gucci Lifevest, this one isn’t really me.

  18. Lori says:

    Nope, it’s all awkward. I’ve definitely found awkwardness in every picture that I’ve seen on here so far, even if it’s subtle.

  19. Dawn says:

    “But Dad, they told us NOT to look at the sun during an eclipse”

  20. Pete says:

    I’m guessing the girl on the right wishes this photo had been buried at sea.

  21. Mark says:

    Worn properly, the life vest can keep your nose afloat for hours.

  22. Doc says:

    The fact that the adult-sized people are in child-sized life-preservers strikes me as pretty awkward . . . and meets definitions 4, 5, and 6 to boot! (Thanks, Johanna, for the easy reference.)

  23. Pinky says:

    If I stuff my face into this life preserver then there will be no record of my part in this experience.

  24. Gregorian says:

    I know EXACTLY what the girl in green is saying. I’ve heard that whinge from my kids many times…
    “Is COLD, hurry up and take the damn picture so I can go inside!”

  25. Etraking says:

    I think this qualifies as awkward and is certainly the reason why the girls can hardly look at the camera…clearly Uncle Joe wanted everyone to notice that they were in a boat.

  26. Maya B says:

    “Near, far, whereeeeeeeever you are…”

  27. Ron says:

    In the event of an emergency, your floatation device may also be used as an airplane seat.

  28. Hester says:

    Now why would he knowingly buy tickets for a cruise on the SS Titantic?

  29. PaulW says:

    Best vacation ever! Well, apart from the wind…and the cold…and the fact that none of us can swim.

  30. Meghan says:

    I’m getting very sick of the “this isn’t awkward” comments. This seems awkward to me!

    • Johanna says:

      Amen. Think this might help?

      Main Entry: awk·ward
      Pronunciation: \ˈȯ-kwərd\
      Function: adjective
      Etymology: Middle English awkeward in the wrong direction, from awke turned the wrong way, from Old Norse ǫfugr; akin to Old High German abuh turned the wrong way
      Date: 1530
      1 obsolete : perverse
      2 archaic : unfavorable, adverse
      3 a : lacking dexterity or skill (as in the use of hands) b : showing the result of a lack of expertness
      4 a : lacking ease or grace (as of movement or expression) b : lacking the right proportions, size, or harmony of parts : ungainly
      5 a : lacking social grace and assurance b : causing embarrassment
      6 : not easy to handle or deal with : requiring great skill, ingenuity, or care

  31. Anon says:

    While on a cruise, we had a full drill – life jackets on, alarm bells ringing, and meeting at the correct station. Tad awkward, yes, but def. more foolish and hoping not necessary to remember in the case of a real emergency.

  32. SlaveToThis says:

    Marney suggested it.
    Maybe they would look better with compound bows??
    This is photoshopped!

    Now that is out the way. Not sure the one on the right is shy or cold.

  33. Angie says:

    the woman on the right looks like she’s smelling hers….”I think the last person who wore this got seasick”

  34. Overanlalyzethis says:

    Why bother posting this? The daughter’s are camera shy, so what? This pic is hardly awkward, just unfortunate. They probably feel foolish, a problem with which dad seems to be comfortable.

  35. JJ says:

    Uncle Charlies plan to collect the kids inheritance went awry when they were all required to wear life jackets

  36. cadsam says:

    Ladies and gentlemen,this is your captain, we will be disembarking earlier than scheduled this evening. If you’ll just walk uphill untill you reach the end of the boat.

  37. Me says:

    Ok, this is just a dumb picture of a lifeboat drill on a cruise ship. What’s so awkward about it?

    • Frank says:

      The fact that someone took a picture of such a mundane moment is awkward.

      • jess says:

        Well… i just went on a cruise not too long ago and we were all taking pictures of how silly everyone looked in the life vests. i don’t think this is awkward at all..

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