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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-27-09 10:06 AM
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30. Not your pants, the seat.
If enough people leave behind a "puddle", the policy will change back very quickly.

Think of it as a form of protest.
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  -I cannot stay in my seat the final hour before a flight lands! edhopper  Dec-27-09 09:22 AM   #0 
  - Seriously  Mz Pip   Dec-27-09 09:25 AM   #1 
  - I am seriously thinking I need  edhopper   Dec-27-09 09:29 AM   #3 
  - The airlines would just issue Depends to all the passengers n/t  csziggy   Dec-27-09 09:29 AM   #4 
  - At 50 bucks a pop. n/t  Subdivisions   Dec-27-09 10:15 AM   #38 
  - If this weren't real and serious for many people, I'd call that a DUzy  MH1   Dec-27-09 09:46 AM   #13 
  - Well I don't think it's insensitive, and I have serious bladder issues too  pipi_k   Dec-27-09 09:54 AM   #21 
  - You can dump the aisles but the TSA will just leave the mess to others. nt  phasma ex machina   Dec-27-09 01:00 PM   #65 
  - I was only being  Mz Pip   Dec-27-09 10:10 AM   #34 
     - Oh I am in complete agreement with you  MH1   Dec-27-09 12:22 PM   #57 
     - They'll bill the passenger for a replacement seat  Missy Vixen   Dec-27-09 03:32 PM   #75 
        - Don't blame the airlines for this shit (no pun intended).  TheBigotBasher   Dec-27-09 08:25 PM   #101 
  - I say some bring a towel and urinal, then ask the flight attendant to empty it  MrMickeysMom   Dec-27-09 09:58 AM   #26 
  - Having images of the pee falling under "amount of fluid ounces allowed on board"  rainbow4321   Dec-27-09 04:54 PM   #79 
     - I think this new rule  Mz Pip   Dec-27-09 06:44 PM   #86 
        - I'll let you know tomorrow  WolverineDG   Dec-27-09 07:18 PM   #95 
  - I dont know about you but I might buy shares in Amtrak tomorrow  Mari333   Dec-27-09 09:26 AM   #2 
  - Maybe Buy Shares in Kimberly-Clark  iamjoy   Dec-27-09 09:34 AM   #9 
  - I hope people on planes all shit their pants in unison  Mari333   Dec-27-09 09:38 AM   #11 
     - Shitting on command would be a whole lot easier...  pipi_k   Dec-27-09 09:57 AM   #25 
        - hahahahaha  Mari333   Dec-27-09 09:59 AM   #28 
           - Eyewitness account: "Well, just before the plane crashed...  pipi_k   Dec-27-09 10:10 AM   #33 
              - LOL WMD's indeed  Mari333   Dec-27-09 10:13 AM   #36 
  - My wife and I are with you  NMMNG   Dec-27-09 06:57 PM   #91 
  - Well, that should afflict approximately 50% of men over age 50  hlthe2b   Dec-27-09 09:30 AM   #5 
  - believe me, a lot of us older women pee when we sneeze  Mari333   Dec-27-09 09:33 AM   #8 
     - so now people are going to try to time their last pee break for right before the hour cutoff  MH1   Dec-27-09 09:47 AM   #14 
        - scrambling as the clock ticks away  Mari333   Dec-27-09 09:53 AM   #19 
        - What do you think people were doing before?  jberryhill   Dec-27-09 03:56 PM   #77 
  - a snapple bottle comes in handy  THUNDER HANDS   Dec-27-09 09:32 AM   #6 
  - This is definitely NOT "change I can believe in"  derby378   Dec-27-09 09:33 AM   #7 
  - This has nothing to do with President Obama. Truly.  MineralMan   Dec-27-09 09:41 AM   #12 
  - He does, however, have a bully pulpit  derby378   Dec-27-09 09:48 AM   #15 
     - Yes, he does. DHS issues, however, need to be addressed  MineralMan   Dec-27-09 09:52 AM   #17 
  - I HATE that name  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-27-09 10:55 AM   #45 
     - You have a problem with the Motherland, comrade?  derby378   Dec-27-09 11:00 AM   #46 
  - That's a real problem, to be sure, and  MineralMan   Dec-27-09 09:36 AM   #10 
  - Except staying hydrated is a main way to  edhopper   Dec-27-09 09:54 AM   #22 
     - You're right, for sure. I know the problem. It's just another one of  MineralMan   Dec-27-09 10:11 AM   #35 
        - Risking bladder infections and worse in order to play along with the  Raineyb   Dec-27-09 12:52 PM   #63 
           - Then don't fly. This kind of stuff isn't going to go away.  MineralMan   Dec-27-09 02:12 PM   #68 
              - Nothing wrong with pointing out the obvious problems with regulations.  donco6   Dec-27-09 02:21 PM   #71 
              - Pretty much, yes. That is the answer.  MineralMan   Dec-27-09 02:53 PM   #73 
                 - Seriously...  jberryhill   Dec-27-09 03:46 PM   #76 
              - As for us.give us the liberty to pee or we chose not to fly  indepat   Dec-27-09 06:55 PM   #90 
              - Some of us travel for work - and we don't have a choice.  spooky3   Dec-27-09 07:23 PM   #97 
  - Obviously not a very well thought out rule if it becomes the rule.  madokie   Dec-27-09 09:49 AM   #16 
  - Consider this bladder-bursting, colon-stretching scenario:  DemoTex   Dec-27-09 09:52 AM   #18 
  - It's horrible.  donco6   Dec-27-09 09:54 AM   #20 
  - I just hope they use warm KY Jelly on their latex gloves for those body cavity probes ..  DemoTex   Dec-27-09 09:57 AM   #24 
     - And the other thing I'm visualizing here...  pipi_k   Dec-27-09 10:04 AM   #29 
  - I can't either  MissDeeds   Dec-27-09 09:56 AM   #23 
  - What do you do during extended turbulence?  jberryhill   Dec-27-09 09:58 AM   #27 
  - Suffer  iamjoy   Dec-27-09 10:08 AM   #31 
  - It happens...  jberryhill   Dec-27-09 10:15 AM   #37 
  - I flew from OKC to Phoenix a couple years ago...  a la izquierda   Dec-27-09 11:30 AM   #53 
     - OKC to PHX?  jberryhill   Dec-27-09 12:30 PM   #58 
        - 2 hours or so.  donco6   Dec-27-09 02:19 PM   #69 
        - About two and a bit...between leaving the gate  a la izquierda   Dec-27-09 05:16 PM   #81 
           - How do you deal with movies? /nt  jberryhill   Dec-27-09 05:35 PM   #82 
              - i actually have bladder issues and  a la izquierda   Dec-27-09 06:32 PM   #83 
  - Not your pants, the seat.  tinrobot   Dec-27-09 10:06 AM   #30 
  - The Poor Fight Attendants  iamjoy   Dec-27-09 10:10 AM   #32 
  - I dont' even see how this will help  treestar   Dec-27-09 10:15 AM   #39 
  - Ah, but they won't have any privacy to do it and get away with it.  Better Today   Dec-27-09 10:50 AM   #44 
  - I don't either  pipi_k   Dec-27-09 11:13 AM   #47 
  - The new rule will also increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis, for two reasons:  highplainsdem   Dec-27-09 10:15 AM   #40 
  - I can definitely see that happening... n/t  pipi_k   Dec-27-09 11:14 AM   #48 
  - Diapers  notesdev   Dec-27-09 10:34 AM   #41 
  - David Vitter will be just fine  Mari333   Dec-27-09 10:50 AM   #43 
  - If NASA astromauts can wear adult diapers, so can all of us with concerns.  Better Today   Dec-27-09 10:45 AM   #42 
  - For those of us who have done it...  pipi_k   Dec-27-09 11:18 AM   #49 
     - I have no trouble peeing in a jar, but to do that in the car even with that  Better Today   Dec-27-09 11:25 AM   #51 
  - ever hear of depends undergarments...?  dysfunctional press   Dec-27-09 11:22 AM   #50 
  - I'm sure corporate America will look at a potential boon in new kinds of diaper sales!  cascadiance   Dec-27-09 11:28 AM   #52 
  - No I wouldn't prefer "mandatory cameras" in airplane restrooms.  LisaL   Dec-27-09 12:59 PM   #64 
     - But would you rather sit in a seat that someone else just "went" on?  cascadiance   Dec-27-09 01:33 PM   #67 
        - Maybe the seats should be made into a portable toilet.  LisaL   Dec-27-09 07:20 PM   #96 
  - wear crappy, comfortable clothes and piss in their seat. If this happens only a handful of times,  Greyhound   Dec-27-09 11:31 AM   #54 
  - I feel for you. Neither can many of my family members.  krabigirl   Dec-27-09 11:57 AM   #55 
  - Boy do I hear you. After an auto accident crushed & ruptured my bladder...  bridgit   Dec-27-09 12:05 PM   #56 
  - According to a lot of posters here, I guess you just get to stay home.  donco6   Dec-27-09 06:39 PM   #84 
  - I think everyone should pee in their seats to protest  HipChick   Dec-27-09 12:32 PM   #59 
  - I obviously missed something.  ohheckyeah   Dec-27-09 12:41 PM   #60 
  - It mostly applies to overseas travel coming into the US  HipChick   Dec-27-09 12:45 PM   #62 
  - Thanks. n/t  ohheckyeah   Dec-27-09 01:05 PM   #66 
  - It was all over my flight from Puerto Vallarta to Denver yesterday.  donco6   Dec-27-09 02:20 PM   #70 
  - More people will start driving again..or just staying home  SoCalDem   Dec-27-09 12:44 PM   #61 
  - pee your pants. the illusion of safety is much more important than someones right NOT  seabeyond   Dec-27-09 02:29 PM   #72 
  - "The Patriot Act is Shitting Your Pants" - Bill Maher  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Dec-27-09 03:01 PM   #74 
  - A link to the story in "The New York Times", if anyone cares...  Tesha   Dec-27-09 04:16 PM   #78 
  - Buy stock in Depends.  EmeraldCityGrl   Dec-27-09 04:55 PM   #80 
  - For a while after 9/11, you couldn't stand for the last half-hour or so of flights into DCA....  marmar   Dec-27-09 06:41 PM   #85 
  - don't fly....  mike_c   Dec-27-09 06:47 PM   #87 
  - I don't like to fly, but that's the only way to get to a lot of places...  Rhiannon12866   Dec-27-09 06:53 PM   #89 
  - i drink a lot of water,i think it's a stupid rule  JI7   Dec-27-09 06:51 PM   #88 
  - Depends. Seriously. We'll ALL need to be wearing them.  kestrel91316   Dec-27-09 07:02 PM   #92 
  - You have my sympathies. I am over 50 and have  Ilsa   Dec-27-09 07:05 PM   #93 
  - One wonders if the Drug Commericals about "Guys Having to Go!" might be coming  KoKo   Dec-27-09 07:15 PM   #94 
  - Whip it out and let if fly in the aisle. nt  paparush   Dec-27-09 07:26 PM   #98 
  - Stay in my seat? Forget it. In fact forget travelling to the US at all...  wanchaiman   Dec-27-09 08:13 PM   #99 
  - a gentleman on my last flight  Skittles   Dec-27-09 08:20 PM   #100 
  - Neither can I. Many of us have 15-20 minute tanks! nt  tblue37   Dec-28-09 08:49 AM   #102 
  - Portable Urinals are available for both males and females (seriously)  panzerfaust   Dec-28-09 09:03 AM   #103 
  - It's absolutely crazy  malaise   Dec-28-09 09:06 AM   #104 
  - I think they will enforce it for a few months...and when all the hoopla goes away and there's too  HipChick   Dec-28-09 09:11 AM   #105 
  - No potty ban on domestic flights but  WolverineDG   Dec-28-09 11:42 AM   #106 

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