Well, I suppose if you get drunk enough you don't realize where you are. The same people when sober who tell you they would never drive drunk, readily get behind the wheel when they are.
Some people may be experiencing a panic attack and don't care where they are going, beyond the fact it'll be away from where they are.
Linkat, you must be a mind reader, because an airplane situation has been in my head today. Not opening emergency doors, but to me a head shaker in any event.
I'm going out to dinner right now, but maybe I'll dump when I come back (the story I mean