Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Little Lodger That Could

If there’s one lesson that’s more important than wearing your shoes to the airplane bathroom it’s probably to be cautious when you go to the bathroom at all. You see I lied in the last post when I said you never know what’s in the water in the lavatory because I unfortunately do know what was in that particular water.

We’ve probably all experienced what a pain it is to get out of your seat and back to the bathroom when you share a row with other people and the plane is packed. So, I finally decided to make the journey but I had no idea what I was getting myself into. When I got to the back a man popped out of the lavatory and asked the flight attendant for something I couldn’t hear. The flight attendant and the passenger both turned around and stared in at the toilet while the passenger insisted that there must be something the flight attendant could do. The flight attendant looked fearful and shook his head left to right. Whatever it was, he didn’t want any part of it.

At this point, I was getting nervous. What the flock is in there that’s keeping this passenger from braving it. He gave up and went on in. Meanwhile, I silently prayed that the bathroom across the aisle would open first. My luck. That didn’t happen. I walked in and there IT was. I don’t know a suitable word to use here but I think you all can guess, so I’ll just use IT for lack of a better term.

Anyways, IT was blocking the toilet hole thingy from closing. The toilet hole thingy is fierce. It’s probably spring-loaded and button operated but IT didn’t care. He was lodged in there standing his ground. I was stunned. I didn’t even know IT could be that hard, which makes whoever left IT there another person on the plane that I felt sorry for. IT wasn’t going anywhere but I was. I did what any other person in my situation would do. I walked out lighting fast so I wouldn’t be blamed, left that trap for the next person and snuck in to use the one across the aisle.

Sometimes I’ll see things that make me think of song lyrics. Seeing IT there hanging on for his life made me think of Thomas the Train and his famous words, “I think I can, I think I can.”

Word of the day: Bear Insurance- #1 A shotguns, handguns, etc. #2 Always traveling with someone slower than you.

1 comment:

  1. This is a very YOU situation. How do u always manage to have crazy little things like this happen to u?