No. But I expect an honest out of him. Because as Jim saidquote:
What do you expect? That such a vibrant person will be an immaculate research reporter of minute detail?
But, keep in mind that the risible quality of THIS section of his narrative taints the rest of it, in much the same way that his evident pride in having lied...oh, pardon me, 'whitewashed'...taints his earlier testimony.
But you too have a point Monica-
I'd have rather lived his life than be a researcher, I'm afraid. And after each narrow escape, I expect I'd dress up the account a bit.
I myself would hate to walk in his shoes on the Titanic.
The real thing I was stating from my original post was that Lightoller was telling some Tall Tales and that his testimony needs to be taken with a grain of salt. But I sure almost everyone who posts on this board is aware of that fact that there are some inconsistencies in Lightoller's Testimony. But as I also stated he isn't the only one who did a bit of whitewashing. Shoot when the Carpathia arrived in New York and Titanic's Crew found out that they would be subpoenaed I'm sure it became a job requirement of White Star to do a bit of Whitewashing to make the Company look good. But as I stated on my last post "To each their own opinion."