Originally Posted by DayvidB
I am not having a laugh at your expense either; my thoughts and reaction were based on purely health and safety.
The reason balcony doors are so big, heavy and awkward, is because they can keep out water if the ship has an accident. The thought of all these doors and expensive engineer designed safety features failing because they had been tied back with a bungee cord,,,made me laugh,,,and then really scared as to what some people may be doing that could undermine the safety of the ship.
Like smoking on thier balcony and throwing the butt overboard. Or smoking next to an oxygen tank.
One time I was getting ready to cut this guy's hair and he started to light a cigarette and I told him no smoking was allowed. He said, "why." So I said, "That cape is nylon and if an ash hits it you will turn into a human torch." He decided not to smoke.