Unfortunately, they do nothing for you when you’re still on the ship.
(submitted by Caitlin)
the girl on the right looks like she is suffocating in the life jacket
“Mmmmmm. Smells like… safety.”
“in case of an emergency, have dad yank the lifevest over your nose and mouth, and breathe normally.”
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!”
I love this photo because with digital cameras awkward pictures like this would just get deleted. We need to preserve awkwardness!
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.
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))))
“Helpppp!!, I’m drowning……in my…….life jacket!!”
“Honey, are you smiling?” “Mmmmphngh.” “Good. I love you, too. Big smile, now.”
Drowning in awkwardness.
Only two Titanic references? Come on, people! You can do better than that.
Ready for anything . . . except fun.
I’m on a boat, I’m on a boat
Everybody look at me
‘cause I’m sailing on a boat
Love it!! “I’m on a mother f*&^% boat”!!!
“Got my swim trunks…and my flippie floppies….”
I F***** a mermaid!
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.
This is the only photo from the whole cruise – it’s the only proof they have they ever ‘went abroad’, lifejackets or not.
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.
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.
“But Dad, they told us NOT to look at the sun during an eclipse”
I’m guessing the girl on the right wishes this photo had been buried at sea.
Worn properly, the life vest can keep your nose afloat for hours.
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.)
If I stuff my face into this life preserver then there will be no record of my part in this experience.
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!”
“Whinge” is a great word, and not used often enough.
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.
“Near, far, whereeeeeeeever you are…”
In the event of an emergency, your floatation device may also be used as an airplane seat.
Thank you, Ron. That DID make me laugh!
Now why would he knowingly buy tickets for a cruise on the SS Titantic?
It’s the RMS Titanic, Love. It was a British ship.
Best vacation ever! Well, apart from the wind…and the cold…and the fact that none of us can swim.
I’m getting very sick of the “this isn’t awkward” comments. This seems awkward to me!
Amen. Think this might help?
Main Entry: awk·ward
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
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
Look at 5 b – causing embarrassment – hmm qualifies as awkward then
they all said above it isn’t awkward its embarrassing… well anything causing embarrassment qualifies
Because providing the broad definition of awkard makes me more of a Marney than those that seem to think it only fits in a regulation-size casserole?!
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.
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.
I think she’s just embarrassed!
the woman on the right looks like she’s smelling hers….”I think the last person who wore this got seasick”
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.
I don’t think they’re camera shy, I think the sun’s in their eyes, which has no effect on the guy because he’s wearing sunglasses.
The girls look sea sick!
I agree, it looks like the sun is TOTALLY glaring in their eyes. He’s fine with the shades.
They don’t seem camera shy to me… it looks like the sun is shining directly in their eyes
Less sour grape comments and accusations of photoshop would make this site much more enjoyable for the rest of us.
honestly, when i went on a cruise and had to do this drill, i did want to throw up. granted, i had everyone around me on the ship at the time and we were packed in like sardines….but that’s probably their prob!
Uncle Charlies plan to collect the kids inheritance went awry when they were all required to wear life jackets
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.
Ok, this is just a dumb picture of a lifeboat drill on a cruise ship. What’s so awkward about it?
The fact that someone took a picture of such a mundane moment is awkward.
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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