So imagine you’re on a cruise ship and there’s been major structural damage. The boat is taking on water and the engines are damaged.
So the crew gets together for a few hours to make an emergency plan and then the captain comes to the passengers.
“Folks, we’ve got a plan. We’re going to have to rotate the wait staff and even some passengers to take on extra tasks pumping out the water and maintaining the engine. It will take us a few extra days, but if we all work together we should be able to safely reach our destination.”
Now imagine one of the ladies from first class comes forward to speak for her group. This is her response.
“This is supposed to be a luxury ship. I don’t see why I should have to go without the omelette station for breakfast or the chocolate fountain at night! That’s ridiculous! And if the waiters are only spending half as much time waiting on me, then why are we still paying them full salary?”
Then she sits down and is congratulated by her friends.
That’s the ship I live on right now.