I worked on this editorial cartoon before I read that they are pulling back on the regulations but it still is a harsh reminder of how the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) can have a knee jerk reaction.
After the failed terror attempt on a Northwest Flight last week the following regulations went into effect for international flights:
Now I have no problem with any of those things to promote security EXCEPT for the last one. It is at the point in the flight that they say I can’t get up for the bathroom, that I tend to always have to go. There were domestic flights that I took after 9/11 that they told us we would not be able to get up during the flight (less than 2 hours) so we had better go to the bathroom before boarding. Of course that was after I chugged a bottle of water.
When those of us with weak bladders and spastic colons are hindered in our ability to go when needed, then and only then have the terrorists really won.
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Now they will have to pass out piddle packs along with the barf bags. Could make the last hour of flight very interesting. I ain’t worried about it though cause I ain’t goin’ nowhere.
There’s hardly room in the seat back pocket now.
Some of these old boys I know might just piddle in the floor and smile while they do it.
I know someone who was on a plane that it happened. Drunk guy in first class.
“Drunk guy in first class…”
Is that what you’re calling yourself these days, Bearman?
I don’t drink on planes. Get all bloaty and stuff.
FUNNY, I CAN SEE CRAP STAIN COACH SEATS ALL OVER THE PLACE!
They will just line the seats in plastic.
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Thanks for the blog roll add. Now only 8 more comments here and I’ll add you too. I know I suck that way but I want to make sure you come back.haha
HA HA HA I GUESS THAT IS ONE WAY TO PEOPLE BACK….. I VISIT OFTEN JUST DO NOT LEAVE VERY MANY COMMENTS.
I don’t see how they can possibly enforce that last rule. Unless it really is true that they put Immodium in airline food to counteract the diarrhea effects of their food preparation……
I flew the other day and had to pee so bad after take off. I waited and waited. Finally she was bringing the cart down the aisle towards me. I knew if I didn’t jump then I would get stuck so I jumpted before the announcement. Flight attendant wasn’t happy but they announced it when I was in the bathroom.
Well let’s see them try to prevent a toddler who is not dependent on pull-ups from using the bathroom I’m sure the flight attendants do not want to clean up a soaked seat. I’m all for safety of the passengers but I know my kids drinks or not it never fails they always have to use the bathroom no matter if we have been in the car 5 minutes or 5 hours after a bathroom break
Maybe they can do like they did in school and issue hall passes for the bathroom.
I thought that’s what those little paper bags were for! 😉
Only those with small cracks
geez i had jsut sent in my comment when i suddenly saw this comment from spilled ink guy and lost my pepsi as i read it. this blogging thing has got to be good for my bloodpressure. you all keep me in stitches..
Or you could have a heart attack laughing so hard.
ah man bearman…that’s really good ~and timely too! perfect!
It’s just a matter of time before each and every passenger starts getting thoroughly strip searched before getting on a plane. Here’s hoping. I mean, what is this world coming to?! Geeezusss.
Been there. About a year after 9/11 I had a security agent make me do a wand check after I didn’t set the security thing off.
No biggie. I don’t mind the extra security.
At one point he made me unbuckle my belt so he could wave his wand over both ends of the open belt.
No biggie. I don’t mind the extra security.
Then he takes his hand and reaches it in the front of my waistband. He didn’t like it when I said “aren’t you gonna buy me dinner first”
No biggie, you don’t mind the extra security? 😀
That’s when I mind. no damn dinner.
LOL I think I would have demanded dinner!!!!
After reading the comments between you and Spilled ink I need one of those paper bags LOL
Did we gross you out?
Oh no not at all I laughed so hard I had to run to the bathroom 🙂 Please I have kids not much grosses me out Silly Bear
Remember your husband is an electrician not a plumber. Stop pissing yourself.
When I heard that ridiculous suggestion I said to myself I’ll never fly again if they decide to enforce it.
York will be lonely traveling to see his fam without you.
Yikes!! Yeah, I saw that on the weather channel. My only thought was ‘really’?!?
Wondering why the weather channel would be covering this.
That gentlemen should be the guy with the very satisfied expression on his face. 😀
I think it would be satisfying but then what do you do with it?
Stuff into those tiny bags the peanuts come in and hand it back to the stewardess. 😀
It all reminds me of a song…
“I’m leaving on a jet plane… don’t know when I’ll be back again…”
or “I’m peeing on a jet plane…don’t know when I’ll be dry again”
LOL you are going to make me wet my pants!!!! Tooooo funny!
NOT ON MY FLOOR!!!
I’m with you, Bearman. If someone tells me I can’t do something, I will always do it. Even if I don’t need to.
It’s a trait I picked up as a child, and what can I say. It stuck.
It’s not because I am rebelious…it’s because I have no choice.
It’s a conspiracy between the FAA and the manufacturers of Depends.. Instead of Red Box videos, they’ll install Depends vending machines in all the airport bathrooms and on the walkways to your plane (though wait, how would you get them on?) hmm… Marketing will need to thoroughly research this.
I’ve never tried peeing in a cup (outside of Dr. office) or bag, so don’t think that’s gonna work for me.
If you can pee in the cup at the Dr’s you can pee in a bag.
Next thing you know, you won’t be able to smoke on planes either.
Happy New Year Bearman.
Those of us who didn’t plan well for our later years have to fly commercial unlike you don.
Happy new year.
The problem is the poor sucker who gets 12c next 🙁
They also won’t allow you to have a blanket covering your lap for the final hour of the flight . . . Oh, the possibilities 🙂