A bit of Carolyn appreciation
I’d like to take this opportunity to mention the amazing episode that is Gdansk. I’ve loved this episode for ages and I didn’t really know why, I just did. But then I realised that yes, Madame Szyszko-Bohusz is hilarious, the passenger derby is epic, and we finally learn about Martin’s situation, but the thing that makes me love this episode so much is Carolyn.
We got a glimpse of her way of treating pesky customers in Cremona. She doesn’t take crap from anyone, and when crap is thrown at her, she gets her revenge.
But the way Carolyn handles Madame S-B is one of my absolute favourite things.
You put a paranoid bassoonist onboard GERTI with this crew and you expect things to go fine? It’s basically a disaster waiting to happen. But Carolyn with her rude and snarky comments (which often goes way over Madame S-B’s head, mind you) and years of experience with not only handling weird customers, but also her own crew, manages to control the situation.
“But the old woman – she’s rude and ill-favoured but somehow I trust her. All is well. There is nothing to worry about.”
Despite Disney codes, poisoned cheesecakes, broken glass and general MJN madness she got Bloody Madame Szyszko-Bohusz to trust her!
Carolyn is incredibly professional and has control, and even when she doesn’t, she manages to pretend and still fix the situation, and all while adding snarky and amazing comments.
I love Carolyn so much