Wednesday, December 06, 2006

No good deed goes unpunished

It is usually embarassing enough to, umm, flatulate publicly. It must be downright mortifying to be kicked off an airplane for it, and then have your story splashed across the national news.

An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing Monday morning after a passenger lit a match to disguise the scent of flatulence, authorities said.
The FBI questioned a passenger who admitted she struck the matches in an attempt to conceal a "body odor," Lowrance said. She had an unspecified medical condition, authorities said.

In all fairness, lighting the match was very bad idea, even if it was considerate. I've flown next to people who I wish would have lit a match, but it would tend to rile up the other passengers. In the post 9-11 world, we share in one anothers' farts, kind of like in marriage.

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