Kudos Dave! That was indeed very well said.
I don't want to make a long discussion of what I deem as a selfish and idiotic act. However, I have to weigh in on this. Not only did this person challenge the Captain's authority, which is a big no-no on any ship, his actions and attitude about another person's life I find despicable.
It is a me-me, "I have to have my way" world out there it seems. This takes it to another level.