I’m not following football much, but there are times when I have to, and if it’s only for being able to contribute to a conversation. Here at Carnival, Bridge and Engine Officers are almost exclusively from Italy, so you can imagine that watching today’s match is mandatory. My colleague Mathias and I are the only Germans on board, and we are here in the data center on the Carnival Fantasy, closely following the match. If Germany loses, we’ll lock ourselves inside and won’t come out for the next week because we both know how much our Italian friends will rub in the defeat. Walking around the ship will be like running the gauntlet :-) Therefore Germany, please win, will you?

Update:  0-2.  We’re gathering food and water so we can survive behind closed doors for a while :-)