MOBILE, AL: Carnival passengers, trapped on what’s been described as a dump barge, found themselves in Mobile Alabama last night. According to those interviewed, the change of scenery was not an improvement.
“I was stuck in Mobile for a day. I woke up to the stench of body odor and stale beer. This town is pit,” said Raymond Johnson, a Carnival customer.
Carnival passengers were checked in at midnight into several local hotels, including a Howard Johnsons. The bar band consisted of a blind banjo player and toothless waiters served luke-warm shot of Jack Daniels.
Penelope Withers of Westchester, a first-class passenger, was beside herself. “There was a spittoon by the bar, someone said I had a pretty mouth, and another red neck offered me Coppenhagen chewing tobacco. I threw up in my mouth, that’s when I was grateful for the spittoon.”
A passenger leaving Mobile in the back of a pick up truck described the scenery around him. “Old white guys with southern drawls were waiving confederate flags. There was a guy wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit riding a mule, so I reached for the shotgun in the back of the truck. He was out of range before I got a shot off. Get me the fuck out of here!”