Last February, the Carnival Cruise ship Triumph embarked on the trip from hell. After the ship ran into issues and had to be towed for days, passengers reported raw sewage running down the walls, food shortages, and backed up toilets full of disgusting waste. It sounded just awful. But now that same ship has done something even worse. It killed someone.
With apologies to the scores of passengers who had what amounts to a really bad vacation, when the Triumph came unmoored in Mobile, Alabama and a dockworker went missing, that became a worse tragedy than your horrible trip. Perspective, people.
Even back in February when it was happening, it was hard to understand why it made such big news. As awful as it was, no one died. No one was horrifically ill or injured. It was just really uncomfortable.