Saturday, September 06, 2008

Signs That Protect Your Swimsuit Area

As an airline pilot, I spend a lot of time in airports. One thing that all airports have, are signs. Airports have signs directing you to baggage claim, your gate, a ticket agent, or even the airport chapel. I'm still amazed when someone asks me how to get to a gate and the sign pointing to their gate is right above their head. I like to think that airport managers try to make traveling as easy as possible and "dumb it down" for the traveler who maybe doesn't get out very much, sometimes I'm not so sure.

Today I saw a sign that made me laugh out loud. It wasn't actually in the airport, but it was on an airplane. I thought I knew all the signs that belong on airplanes. They have exit signs, seat belt signs, no smoking signs, but the sign I saw, was in the airplane lavatory. It read, "Do not flush while seated on toilet."

It got me thinking, usually those kind of signs are generated by someone who sued the manufacturer because they got hurt while performing the activity that the sign discourages. It makes me wonder, what happened to the person who flushed while they were seated on the toilet? Did their insides get sucked out? Will they ever be able to have kids? Did they loose any precious body parts from their swimsuit area?

I guess it makes me appreciate the little things in life, like being able to pee standing up. Good luck.

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