‘Rearranging the Deckchairs on the Titanic’ is a metaphor for wasting time dealing with things that are not important, while ignoring a much more serious problem…
…but there’s customers to please and tips to earn, so you’d better get those deckchairs in place!
The year is 1912. The unsinkable Titanic is setting sail on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic, and you have secured yourself the coveted position of deckchair attendant on the first-class promenade. To earn tips, you must fight other attendants to reserve deckchairs for passengers in their favourite spots on the promenade. Keep rearranging your deckchairs even as the ship rocks from side-to-side and a pesky block of ice skids around the deck.
There’s nothing to worry about, the ship is unsinkable – just keep your eye on those deckchairs!