[quote name='twinkletoes4445']Listen, there was nothing even funny about the problem I had, and to even compare it to a piece of gum...well, is...I'll just leave it at that. It was downright dangerous, not to mention the careless smoker runied a pair of my pants.
Yes, most are considerate. But this is what happened to me.
Again...excuses, excuses. Always an excuse. :(
I wonder how many ironing accidents there were before they banned them? Porbably a few...or maybe none. Common sense would tell you that no open flames be allowed by passengers...be it candles or cigarettes. As for the irons, they're a fire hazzard also. How quickly do you suppose a fire truck can get to a ship that's at sea and on fire? It really has nothing to do with cigarettes. It's the flames...be it candles, or whatever, that I have the problem with. And, yes, I know that a microwave can explode, the guy next door could drink so much that he might also self-ignite, and on and on and on...yes, there's always an excuse by some.
I wonder what the response would be if someone brought an iron on board and started a fire? Would people rush to their defense like many have for smokers? I doubt it. It's because smoking is taking a hit from every side these days....Again, I don't care who smokes. Really, I don't. As long as they don't toss their butt's in my face (or out their car windows), they don't bother me. I am worried about being on a ship with someone who has a lit torch in their mouth. Like I said, if you'd like to bring a candle onboard, stick it in your mouth, and light it up. Not much they could say...
I'm concerned about ANY fire hazzard on a cruise ship. I don't want to see any of them on board. Try and explain that one away for me...[/QUOTE]
Excuses, What excuses??????? One fire and your ready to take away 20% of the ships populations rights. If a cigarette was to blame than the individual who did that should be proscecuted !! It's none of your business whether I smoke or don't as long as I don't get in your space. No one wants a fire on a ship,therefore everyone must be reasonble for their own actions and obey the rules...What Excuses..I agree to disagee with you