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(UPI)   United Airlines say a "blockage in the lavatory" -- which a passenger identified as a soiled diaper -- caused a "Phoenix-to-Cleveland flight" -- which a flight attendant described as a cattle car to nowhere -- to be canceled   (upi.com) divider line 36
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2014-01-02 10:24:27 AM
Trying to wrap my head around the thought process of the moron who thinks flushing diapers is OK. Let alone in a normal toilet.
 
2014-01-02 10:25:20 AM
And people complain about babies on planes... how about complaining about ignorant parents who would dump a shiatty diaper in an airplane toilet. Way to be prepared, asshole.
 
2014-01-02 10:25:52 AM
The "cattle car to nowhere" quote really takes this over the line into farkworthiness, which is why it's a shame it only happened in  submitter's imagination.
 
2014-01-02 10:30:02 AM

misanthropologist: And people complain about babies on planes... how about complaining about ignorant parents who would dump a shiatty diaper in an airplane toilet. Way to be prepared, asshole.


Came here to say this.

Thanks.
 
2014-01-02 10:34:35 AM
Ass-piring Cleveland Steamer from Phoenix causes blockage, stops flight to promised land.
 
2014-01-02 10:34:51 AM
I'd rather travel in a cattle car to Cleveland than a steamer.
 
2014-01-02 10:37:31 AM

semiotix: The "cattle car to nowhere" quote really takes this over the line into farkworthiness, which is why it's a shame it only happened in  submitter's imagination.


On a warm summer's eve
On a cattle car to nowhere
Met up with a parent
We were both too pooped to peep
So we took turns a-starin'
At the restroom down the aisle
'Til boredom overtook us
And he began to speak


{The heart-wrenching song where a parent admits to his stupidity at flushing a diaper down the toilet, and stranding an airplane on the tarmac)
 
2014-01-02 10:38:56 AM

misanthropologist: And people complain about babies on planes... how about complaining about ignorant parents who would dump a shiatty diaper in an airplane toilet. Way to be prepared, asshole.


Protip: When we're biatching about your kids; we actually mean YOU.
 
2014-01-02 10:39:36 AM

Combustion: misanthropologist: And people complain about babies on planes... how about complaining about ignorant parents who would dump a shiatty diaper in an airplane toilet. Way to be prepared, asshole.

Protip: When we're biatching about your kids; we actually mean YOU.



Well not YOU as in you right there, but you know.
 
2014-01-02 10:45:48 AM

tripleseven: Trying to wrap my head around the thought process of the moron who thinks flushing diapers is OK. Let alone in a normal toilet.


It's actually fairly common, just ask any plumber. I've had a few tenants do it and look at me with doe-eyed bewilderment when I charged them for the repairs. Same applies to "feminine hygiene" products as well.
 
2014-01-02 10:51:10 AM
I spent 10 hours delayed in Colorado Springs due to weather and was due to catch the last connecting flight home. It was a short 30-minute on a propeller plane yet they cancelled it due to a toilet malfunction.
 
2014-01-02 10:53:28 AM
It would not take much effort to figure out who the culprit was. It isn't like a flight to Orlando in the summer.
 
2014-01-02 10:54:05 AM
Bah.  My United flight this holiday season was delayed an hour because of "what a passenger did on a seat on final approach" and they had to replace the seat.  They didn't provide any more details, but I can only imagine.

Added bonus, screaming infant for >50% of the flight 3 rows away and me without my noise-cancelling headphones.

Newsflash:  The world is full of stupid, uncivilized assholes, some of which fly.
 
2014-01-02 10:56:13 AM
United Airlines say a "blockage in the lavatory" -- which a passenger identified as a soiled diaper -- caused a "Phoenix-to-Cleveland flight" -- which a flight attendant described as a cattle car to nowhere -- to be canceled.

That sure is a long way to say, "NOPE!"
 
2014-01-02 10:57:14 AM
And nobody is saying how hundreds of people were saved from the horrors of being in Cleveland, let alone on New Years' eve?
 
2014-01-02 11:05:00 AM
This is why children should not be allowed on planes.

In any public place, for that matter, but lets start with planes.
 
2014-01-02 11:11:47 AM

Beerguy: United Airlines say a "blockage in the lavatory" -- which a passenger identified as a soiled diaper -- caused a "Phoenix-to-Cleveland flight" -- which a flight attendant described as a cattle car to nowhere -- to be canceled.

That sure is a long way to say, "NOPE!"


"We have a blockage in the toilet.  We would like all passengers to take a look, see if they can identify the object.  Please form a line in the aisle."
 
2014-01-02 11:20:37 AM

LemSkroob: This is why children should not be allowed on planes.

In any public place, for that matter, but lets start with planes.


That's how it started with the smokers, after all.
 
2014-01-02 11:21:02 AM
I blame deregulation of the airline industry.  In the old days these people would have been on a bus, where the belonged.  Or at least at home in their trailers watching Jerry Springer.  Instead they are on airplanes, screwing up the experience for the rest of us.
 
2014-01-02 11:56:30 AM
Bravo subby, I guffawed at the "cattle car to nowhere" line :)
 
2014-01-02 12:03:49 PM

John the Magnificent: I blame deregulation of the airline industry.  In the old days these people would have been on a bus, where the belonged.  Or at least at home in their trailers watching Jerry Springer.  Instead they are on airplanes, screwing up the experience for the rest of us.


Right? Ah, for the days when aviation was a gentleman's pursuit, back before every Joe Sweatsock could wedge himself behind a lunch tray and jet off to Raleigh-Durham.
 
2014-01-02 12:23:05 PM
I had a significantly delayed United flight earlier in the year because someone barfed all over the inside of the plane on the inbound leg, and they wouldn't let us board until they got the cabin tolerable.  They kept giving us updates that they were having trouble getting the smell out, were bringing in heavier duty cleaning tools, etc. etc.  It was the only TMI situation I've ever had with an airline.
 
2014-01-02 12:38:16 PM
To be fair to parents, I don't recall seeing anywhere in the article that identified it specifically as a child's diaper.  Thanks Grandpa, now we don't have to go to Cleveland!
 
2014-01-02 12:38:29 PM
Every parent should be told that airplanes expose your child to 10x background radiation. Meaning your infant is in better shape playing right next to a nuclear reactor core.

There. Problem solved.
 
2014-01-02 12:39:38 PM

misanthropologist: And people complain about babies on planes... how about complaining about ignorant parents who would dump a shiatty diaper in an airplane toilet. Way to be prepared, asshole.


I used to pilot 2-hour flights from Denver to Jackson Hole. No lav on our plane.

After arrival, we'd wade through the drifts of Cheerios and other kid debris and almost always find a dirty diaper stuffed in a seat back pocket. Really fun when they manage to smear contents all over the fark.

Stay classy parents.
 
2014-01-02 12:42:10 PM

John the Magnificent: I blame deregulation of the airline industry.  In the old days these people would have been on a bus, where the belonged.


Meant to add this to my earlier post.

Those folks flying their kids to Jackson Hole for ski vacations are far above the Greyhound class. They have no excuses.
 
2014-01-02 12:51:52 PM
Where does it say it was a baby's diaper? Most (most) parents are accustomed to handling a dirty diaper, and have no issue handing it to a flight attendant for disposal. I'm betting this was an adult diaper that someone tried to shame flush.
 
2014-01-02 12:54:15 PM

blindio: To be fair to parents, I don't recall seeing anywhere in the article that identified it specifically as a child's diaper.  Thanks Grandpa, now we don't have to go to Cleveland!


And damn me for keeping a thread open in a tab for an hour and not refreashing before commenting...
 
2014-01-02 01:23:18 PM
Disposable diapers may be a boon to mankind, but a curse in other ways thanks to the inevitable stupidity of the average person.

Every freakin' summer, during the rainy season here in Florida, I get to experience the difference between folks who shop at the mall and folks who shop at Wal-Mart.

Afternoon showers cause puddles in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The hot summer promptly turns everything into near steam. You make your way from your car to the store and have to be alert for those darn, full, reeking baby diapers that parents tossed out the windows of their cars, which land in puddles, get pulverized by other cars and turn into a stinking, gross soup.

I've caught the same type of folks sitting in their cars, eating fried chicken and throwing the bones out the window in the parking lot.

Many a commercial business has had to deal with folks flushing these diapers down their toilets and blocking the pipes. Even though the packages tell you NOT to flush them.

The city sewer processing plant has a problem with all of the plastics that come free of the things and helps plug up their filtering grills.

Even though I have no kids, I've changed enough diapers to know how to expertly fold a stinking one up to control the smell and drop it in the garbage. Parents with little kids I know carry those plastic bags from grocery stores in their cars to wrap used diapers in for later disposal. (That's a good argument for plastic over paper.)

People, I've observed, can be such pigs that you want to pound them.
 
2014-01-02 02:15:07 PM

semiotix: The "cattle car to nowhere" quote really takes this over the line into farkworthiness, which is why it's a shame it only happened in  submitter's imagination.


Must agree. Airline travel has truly become a cattle car experience. If they could leave the windows open, the airlines would have it looking like a train through India.

/Southwest Airlines takes the cake with lining up people between numbered posts pre-boarding.
//truthfully, it all has more to do with the passengers that act like cows, rather than the airlines acting like ranchers.
///they should disband TSA and replace it with required training to all flyers.
////If you get to the front of security and they find any prohibited items in your bags or on your person, you automatically go to the back of the line. And as many times as it takes.
 
2014-01-02 02:16:17 PM
Note to Breeder.

What made you think the diaper down the loo would be OK?
 
2014-01-02 02:27:15 PM
First time I ever made an upgrade to first class, the lady sitting next to me spilled a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey on herself and an old fellow came back from the toilet with poo all down his back. I don't know how he did it but it was a mess.

The smell was awful and it filled the entire first class air. I was the first passenger in first to bail into economy class.

After I bailed, EVERYONE else in first class rolled out behind me. Each one of them bust out laughing as they came thru the curtain to "first class".

The shining stars in this event were the two flight attendants. Not only did they see the old fellow walking "poo-marked" down the aisle but managed to throw a towel over his seat before he could sit back down into it. After it all, one of the attendants leaned over to me and whispered "Some people think this job is glamorous, but I've seen that before and much much worse."
 
2014-01-02 04:01:29 PM

itsaidwhat: First time I ever made an upgrade to first class, the lady sitting next to me spilled a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey on herself and an old fellow came back from the toilet with poo all down his back. I don't know how he did it but it was a mess.

The smell was awful and it filled the entire first class air. I was the first passenger in first to bail into economy class.

After I bailed, EVERYONE else in first class rolled out behind me. Each one of them bust out laughing as they came thru the curtain to "first class".

The shining stars in this event were the two flight attendants. Not only did they see the old fellow walking "poo-marked" down the aisle but managed to throw a towel over his seat before he could sit back down into it. After it all, one of the attendants leaned over to me and whispered "Some people think this job is glamorous, but I've seen that before and much much worse."


Only any idiot would think a flight attendant's job is glamorous. When you're not cleaning up the piss, shiat and vomit of drunken, loutish passengers, you're on the lookout for terrorists, you're recovering from jet lag or constantly exposed to cosmic radiation. And in the event the plane crashes, you're responsible for helping bail a plane full of panicked and confused passengers to safety.
 
2014-01-02 05:25:05 PM
Rik01:
The city sewer processing plant has a problem with all of the plastics that come free of the things and helps plug up their filtering grills.

I know a sewer plant out on Long island, that pretty much has a guy full time fishing tampon applicators out of the process tanks.  Apparently, "do not flush" doesn't apply to rich housewives in suburbia.

/Should ban applicators and make them use OB
 
2014-01-02 05:48:20 PM

Tyrosine: tripleseven: Trying to wrap my head around the thought process of the moron who thinks flushing diapers is OK. Let alone in a normal toilet.

It's actually fairly common, just ask any plumber. I've had a few tenants do it and look at me with doe-eyed bewilderment when I charged them for the repairs. Same applies to "feminine hygiene" products as well.


Ugh. I snaked more than enough of my own drains as my roomate insisted it was find to flush pads and tampons. No reasoning worked: the labels on the package, the official sanitation dept. guidelines, or the proof of me pulling them out.

Best part? She moved out eventually and told everyone I kept a filthy home. Eventually she admitted I did twice as much cleaning as her, but that we both should do more.

/boggles at these types.
 
2014-01-02 07:44:58 PM
Mexican easter eggs are in early!!!
 
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