That was hilarious! Apparently those folks didn't read Cruise-Chat..er..Cruise Reviews Forums. We always say...
Get back to the ship 30 minutes before time!
More good advice is to take a copy of the FunTimes with you and make sure your watch is synced with the ship's time. The Funnel only waits for those delayed on a ship sponsored excursion. Not for those that are on independent tours or are just simply "lolly gagging" (as mom says).
I met a guy on St. Thomas that actually makes a really good living taking people to the ships that have missed them. I had a close call on Roatan once with an independent arranged tour. No more pier running for me!
Glad to see you back Cas! I was starting to worry we lost you with the software transition.