Thursday, April 2, 2009
I am inspired by A Reader's Respite's recent post about drunk airline passengers on spring break and their antics while on the aircraft. I feel compelled to post a public heath announcement about those airplane bathrooms.
I have worked on commercial airplanes for twenty years. In all of that time I have never (no, not one time) seen a bathroom being truly cleaned. Folks, it does not happen. The counter might get wiped down, the floor might get swept. It does not get disinfected on a regular basis. Next time you are on a plane, check it out. Look in the cracks. You will see that it is DIRTY!
So, you will understand why one of my pet peeves is when otherwise intelligent, normal people feel that it is fine to walk into an airplane bathroom like this:
I'm sure that they would never, in a million years, walk into any other public restroom without their shoes on. But for some reason they feel that it is fine on a plane. Even with socks on, this is completely gross. And I won't start on how many people let their babies crawl on the floor in there. You wouldn't think that it would happen but it does, all the time.
Do me a favor. Wear your shoes. It is NOT clean in there. As for those people who think it would be exciting to join the mile high club, let me just say eeeewwwww. Just imagine what goes on in there: people get airsick, flights are bumpy and people have poor aim. If the floor is wet, it is generally not water. I try ridiculously hard not to let one square inch of my skin touch any surface.
There, I feel better. That's been bugging me for decades. Next time maybe I'll talk about how annoying it is when people take their reading material into the airplane bathroom. (Three bathrooms for 180 people, do they really think it is okay to settle in?)
Thank you to Beth at Beth Fish Reads and to The Blogger Guide for helping me to customize my template and to Andrea at The Little Bookworm for improving my header!!
- The Tome Traveller
- New Hampshire, United States
- Bibliophile, Anglophile, Traveller... I have been an avid reader all of my life, since I took the Dr. Seuss Dictionary away from my Mom when I was less than a year old because I wanted to read it myself. In college, where I earned my degree in English Literature, I was often asked "What are you going to do with it?" Now I finally have the answer to that question!!! Being employed as a Flight Attendant for twenty years has given me a lot of life experience and, better still, a lot of time to read. I love to travel for fun, too.