So, unless a disaster strikes, we — or perhaps, I more often than not — take preparations for granted.
Proof positive of this is how I often ignore the fire drills that hotels conduct once in a while.
I remember being on a ship, and one of the requirements for all passengers was to attend the drill on how to swim to safety in case of an accident. Well, I did attend the drill, but I wasn’t listening. Same goes for plane rides, I guess. Really, how often have we heard the safety instructions given, and let it float in one ear and out the other?