Rules are rules - take the consequences if they are not followed. Been to every life boat drill for the last 57 cruises - that is EXACTLY what they are LIFE!!!! drills!! Can't stand it when people are not paying attention and regarding them as silly or inconsequential. Being an ex-flight attendant I am keenly aware of safety proceeding - as is my ex-pilot husband.
Again, rules are set in place for a reason and safety is the responsibility of all aboard.