What Is It Like to Avoid a Disaster by Leaving the Ship or Missing a Flight?

When Frank Browne's superior told him—"Get off that ship!"—it was not what the young man wanted to hear. He didn't know then, of course, that the order to leave would ultimately save his life.

Compare Browne's likely feelings, after he learned the news about the sinking, with the reactions people have today when they (for whatever reason) miss a flight and later learn that the plane did not safely arrive at its destination.

Have you ever been ordered to do something you didn't want to do and then, later on, you were grateful about it? What happened?

Media Credits

This awesome image, by Alan Dunne, is from his web-comic "Get Off That Ship!" Enjoy it online at Dunne's website.


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