1.02.2010

Day 53, Preparing for Overseas Flights.

Amongst (love that catchy word) the clatter regarding the "Christmas Day Terrorist", Jessica and I still had a flight to catch on December 31st. Being told multiple times by the media and relatives that early arrival would be best, we proceeded to arrive about 4 hours prior our boarding. (Not a bad idea).

We went right through with no terrible problems. The typical, Chaplain Screening, is always my favorite. You know they aren't profiling, when a white 30-something, male gets nabbed just about every trip. A clear, MAM.(for all you military guru's).

Anywho, here's where the blog begins. Jessica and I grab some window seats on the way back to Germany, thanks to Expedia. Then we get out the headsets and dawn the ear-plugs...yes, we double up...SUPER QUIET. This is where we thought we could definitely keep our senses privatized. BUT, wait...yes there are 5 senses.

The seats directly in front of Jessica and I had a lovely German couple, 30-somethings, with two toddlers/babies. Not long after the plane breaks away from the terminal, KINDER#1, decides to fill his diaper. Instantly noticing the odor, the mother makes an attempt to clean him,...diaper wipes...poo...etc...now fill the cabin.
45 minutes later, while dinner is being served, KINDER #2, sees the opportunity to chime in, and thus manufactures a quite sizable payload as well. Thus, filling the entire 767 with all kinds of joy.

I pause here, not upset at the children. I love children, and do pray that I will changing dirty diapers soon. But, a simple question does need to be asked:

DOES ANYONE THINK ABOUT WHAT THEY EAT PRIOR YOUR OVERSEAS FLIGHT?
google: foods that cause gas.

* Apples
* Artichokes
* Asparagus
* Beans
* Broccoli
* Brussel Sprouts
* Cabbage
* Cheese
* Corn
* Fruit Drinks
* Ice Cream
* Milk and Milk Products
* Onions
* Pasta
* Peaches
* Pears
* Potatoes
* Prunes
* Soft Drinks
* Whole Wheat

Bottomline: Show kindness to all people on the plane. Don't consume anything on the list, before the flight. Also, if you are a victim of this and have any ideas on how to thwart this and create some type of 'shield',...I am sure I would gladly purchase: DIAPER-ODOR CANCELLING HEAD/NOSEPHONES

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