[QUOTE=seadawg;31698]Surgeons listen to music in the operating room. [B][I]would prefer whoever is cutting on me be able to do so without any distractions[/I][/B] [B][I]what so ever[/I][/B] I drive my car on the freeway listening to music - are you ready for this - while I am SITTING DOWN. [B][I]so does the moron with the 1000w amp and 15" speakers [/I][/B]Would I listen to music if I was in an area with vessel traffic - no. [B][I][COLOR=red]but some idiot is out there doing just that!![/I][/B][/COLOR]
[B][I]I am neither condemning or advocating…merely shedding light on the potential implications!!keep in mind the infamous idiom “I figured it was alright cause the captain does it”??[/I][/B][/QUOTE]
There’s nothing wrong with saying I can and everyone else cannot because I’m the Captain - if you are worried about implications based others actions. That is your prerogative. I have no problem with ripping out all the chairs in the bridge if it keeps the watch awake at night. Situations dictate actions, but for the most part, a radio is pleasant and safe, and is no more distracting than listening to WX transmissions. If a responsible person can’t operate a radio, then they probably can’t sit in a chair either.