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  • We were on the ship, shortly out of port and preparing for the possibility of sinking. What a way to start a vacation. The call was to meet in the casino for a muster. This was not a confidence builder. Surrounded by easy to see orange vests in the thousands. The sun shining with brilliance on retro-reflective tape.

    I suppose we do it whenever we travel. On jets we are treated to a stewardess preforming the preparation ritual, we are shown how to buckle our seat belts, where the flotations are, and how to use the oxygen mask. Reminding people of possible disaster is not very exciting. You can see the boredom in the faces of the crew. Brains auto pilot sans enthusiasm. Don't inflate until you are in the water.

    Still, Its helpful to know where the exit is - even if it is a smaller boat.

    Its a reminder that luck is always with us.

    Bad luck and good luck
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