As long time readers of Living in Kellie’s World are well aware, Kellie loves taking cruises. We normally go alone, but during our last voyage over the New Year holiday, we invited family and friends to accompany us. In all, our group totaled 16 people and included our mothers. To take advantage of every available discount and credit offered by the cruise line, Kellie assigned us to staterooms in a manner that would produce the greatest cost savings. Consequently, our reservations had me sharing a stateroom with my mother and Kellie was listed as sharing a stateroom with her mom. This arrangement would obviously deprive me of one of the prime benefits of taking Kellie on vacation, so once we were aboard, Kellie went to the purser's office to switch room assignments while I began settling into the cabin that had I assumed would be ours. But I was wrong, as usual, and had to gather the few things I had unpacked to switch rooms with our mothers who were in the adjacent cabin.
After getting everyone in the correct staterooms, our group slowly gathered in the Wheelhouse Bar for drinks. Kellie and I, along with our mothers, were the first to arrive. The moms were trying to tell us about a strange device they found in the night stand that they assumed was left behind by a previous passenger. At first we couldn’t quite understand what they were trying to convey, but once my mother mentioned that the object was in a little pouch that looked like roll of LifeSavers candy, everything suddenly became very clear. I had left a marital aid in our mothers’ stateroom.