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Old June 11th, 2008, 11:37 AM
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On our recent Jewel cruise a passenger was injured when they tripped over a life jacket strap that another passenger was dragging after the muster drill.

I have seen this MANY times after the muster drill and I have also seen people trip on them but this is the first time I had seen someone hurt when they tripped on the stairs.

On a few ships the CD or whoever conducts the muster drill requests that passengers not let the straps drag behind them.

I can't understand why people can't just leave the dang life jacket on for the the few minutes until they get back to their cabin or take the one minute to wrap up the strap. I guess they need to just drag it like a pull toy and reenact their childhood, pull toy dreams.

Take care and pull in that strap.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 12:37 PM
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I agree Mike. I have politely mentioned to many people that their straps were dragging and could cause someone to trip. There is no way I could wear mine back to our cabin up 5 or more decks with everyone pushing and shoving, too awkward.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 02:56 PM
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If everyone wore their jackets back to their cabins...I get this wierd visual of people bumper cars.

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Old June 11th, 2008, 03:07 PM
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Mike, I do have an opinion on this subject,,,,there's a surprise 8) 8)

Its basic

"I can't understand why people can't just leave the dang life jacket on for the few minutes until they get back to their cabin or take the one minute to wrap up the strap".

Why???… Because its something that they "have to do" when getting on a ship, they don’t take it serious, they don’t care,,,, as its simply an inconvenience to their day or life.

They do not take it seriously; it does not matter to them…” I am doing MY thing”

But… hopefully I will get my own back on them by listening and learning.

So they hit the water and straps still not properly tied means, there’s a very good chance it will just come up over your head and float away, and then they drown.

But they are so cool; they think they already know it all.

But I would bet they are also the people that would not know their lifeboat station,, and given that, would just throw all aside to be first on any lifeboat available.

That’s the bit the worries me,,,in all that “they don’t care”, they will survive and if that means you or me does not get on the lifeboat, they will and that’s “tough”.

Women and children first on a ship sinking,,,or a sense of social value……forget that with today’s lot
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"So they hit the water and straps still not properly tied means, there’s a very good chance it will just come up over your head and float away, and then they drown."
Well that evolution at work.
"I can't understand why people can't just leave the dang life jacket on for the few minutes until they get back to their cabin."Sorry this isn't happening with me. "or take the one minute to wrap up the strap".
I will wrap the strap for the safety of others. However, I'm short and my chest causes the life jacket to not sit right so the dang thing is up around my head. I would take a header down the stairs if I tried to wear the jacket and walk.
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If everyone wore their jackets back to their cabins...I get this wierd visual of people bumper cars.

Marty
Marty:

I've been "bumped" by a few people carrying their life jackets to the life boat drill so I don't think there's any way to win.

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For as long s there has been people there have been some who , for what ever reason, won't or don't do common sense things.
I don't think I have ever been to a muster drill that the crew didn't mention to people to not let the straps drag as they were a safety hazard. But, there's always a few that are always talking so they don't even hear the drill speech anyway so there it goes. Common sense would tell you that carrying something with a long strap dragging the floor in a crowd of people isn't good but--there's always the few.
If some people's shoe laces were 4 feet long they would still walk around with them untied.
Someone once said " that common sense is an uncommon thing "--
go out in a crowd and see for yourself.
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"Someone once said " that common sense is an uncommon thing"

LOVE THAT QUOTE

Oh and so is "personal expection of others" In reality that never works either, others always let you down
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Presumably, these are also the same people who are told repeatedly to WEAR their life jacket to the drill. Instead, they are too cool to look trussed up like a moron (like the rest of us) and have said lifejacket draped over one arm.......probably dragging the straps at this point too. Or there is the loud-mouthed boob who insists he has been on many cruises and doesn't need to participate at all. One actually told us he was going to hide in his shower to avoid muster. Idiot!
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And STOP BLOWING THE LIFE JACKET WHISTLES!!!!! This one annoys me to no end.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 03:29 PM
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And STOP BLOWING THE LIFE JACKET WHISTLES!!!!! This one annoys me to no end.
Plus who knows what's lurking in there. Yucky!!!!
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"Give a person a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a person to use the internet and he won't bother you for weeks".

Thats deep 8), so being on the internet how does this person that had no food now eat?

or did I miss something in, the internet is the answer to global hunger and his fish will be delivered via the internet instead?.

Phew, brain going into melt down here,,,,cant deal with this

Never seen such confusion in two lines of words 8)
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Davyd,
It's a joke...hope that helps keep your brain from melt down...not a pretty sight.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 03:17 PM
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Marty I know, just jesting.

Never mind the internet, I never ate for days playing GTA4

Computers eh..... 8)
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