I consider myself old-fashioned. I mean, really old-fashioned. I would say I'm more like my grandmother than my mother. That's how old-fashioned I am. I don't like crude humor and think it's really gone over the top these days. So, you can imagine my horror when I read this headline -- Airline may make customers pay to pee. Ugh -- I hate that word. I know it's common and probably everyone says it -- everyone but me. I think it sounds gross. I remember being at Disneyland once and a lady behind me turned to her daughter and loudly announced, "I gotta pee! Do you?" Had I been her teenaged daughter, I would have been mortified. I don't care what you gotta do and I certainly don't want to hear details about your bodily functions. And even more, I don't want to hear anyone in the restroom stall next to me carrying on a conversation on their cell phone. Call them back!
My friend Nancy sent me this article the other day about an airline in Ireland that is thinking about charging passengers to use the lavatory. What the heck? Would you pay $2.20 to use a toilet? Should you pay $2.20 to use a toilet? Isn't it bad enough airlines charge for every single thing -- now to go to the bathroom? Rick had to pay extra to sit by me on our trip to Vegas, in addition to baggage, something to drink and who knows what else. What irks me is how people skip out of paying to check a suitcase, so they bring on those oversized carry-ons. The entire overhead compartments are filled with suitcases and there's no room for your purse, jacket, or anything. No one follows the size guidelines and I've seen the airlines take the bags off before take-off and put them under with the checked bags. Tell me -- why aren't those people forced to pay like the rest of us? And now an airline is considering charging to use the toilet. It's insane. I can see it now -- some poor soul wets their pants mid-flight and says, "Sorry about the wet seat. I didn't have $2.20 to pee." What is the world coming to?