Rob P wrote:Please people. Keep it civil, there's no need to descend into slanging.
Can I suggest the middle way lies in the age-old aviation rule "Fly the aircraft all the way to the crash"?
We may well be headed for disaster, but that's no excuse for taking hands and feet off the controls, folding our arms and waiting for impact.
Waggle the stick, juggle the throttle, do something, however futile it might appear. It just 'might' make a difference.
That’s the wrong analogy.
The engine has cut out and the passenger is very angry about it and SCREAMING at you to “do something”.
The passenger has no idea how to fly the plane or what to do, but they are going to scream at you till you sort it out.
Worse than that, they are telling the other passengers to scream and jump up and down
The fuel has run out and you need to change tanks, you’re not sure how to do this as if you do a different group of passengers will go nuts instead.
One of the passengers gets out a yoghurt pot and starts washing it up.
You ask them if they think that’s going to help.
At this point they also get very angry at you, after all, they’re doing THEIR BIT and you’re doing nothing.
You ask again “Yes, but think about this logically for a minute, we are about to crash, do you think it’ll help?”
They don’t like that question, they go back to washing their yoghurt pot.
You go back to wondering if there is a way to stop the crash.