Before we all rush to judgement I must admit that I CAN see what Captain Schettino* was getting at IF he felt he could better direct the rescue operations for his stricken ship whilst on dry land, in his fluffy slippers, watching Sky. Let us also immediately dismiss the rumour that his last act was to play:
“Holding Out For a Hero” at full blast through the ship’s public address system.
Remember: they say bad luck come in threes. Firstly his nice shiny boat had the bottom ripped out of it by rocks that shouldn’t even have been there, THEN he tripped over and fell into a lifeboat… I don’t think I’d have stayed around to see what the THIRD thing was going to be….the day he was having he could easily have been seriously hurt!
On the plus side – he may possibly now replace the recently departed Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at the top of the list of great Italians.
Although I DO think Berlusconi WOULD have stayed on board…if only to check there weren’t any pretty young prostitutes trapped in their underwear.
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* Schettino is an anagram of:
“one shit c t!
(I believe that “c t” is often used as an abbreviation for: “Captain” …possibly there are other abbreviations available…)