zrs70
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What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:42 am

Over time, the lav has served many purposes. Some have joined the mile high club. Others smoke it it. Some have "released" sexual fluids. Others have picked their noses! Any interesting tidbits to divuldge here?
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:41 am

I once fell asleep in the lav...  embarrassed 
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:29 pm

Pray that we don't hit turbulence and piss all over myself.
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:19 pm

Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 2):
Pray that we don't hit turbulence and piss all over myself.

I had a similar situation back in 1972, flying TAP from Lisbon to Salisbury via Luanda, we left Lisbon and when the seatbelt sign went off there was an instant queue for the 707's lavs. I finally got in and sat down and the seatbelt sign came on, seconds later the plane lurched and I ended on my ass on the floor!
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:01 am

I usually spent a minute or two in there besides the obvious business to freshen up, wash my hands and throw some water on my face, etc...
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:06 am

It depends on the lavatory itself.

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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:19 am

Decide the likeliness of a whining passenger's ability to be locked in the lav and not allowed to come out. Either that, or estimating the number of people who've released sexual fluids in that particular lav.

On a MH HKG-KUL flight two years ago we hit some nasty turbulence and I almost accidentally unlocked the lav.....
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:30 am

Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 2):
Pray that we don't hit turbulence and piss all over myself

Yep been there, done that, except it was not over me, it was over the floor and the seat itself, I felt sorry for the next person to enter...........
 
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:47 am

Quoting Leigh pilgrim (Reply 7):
I felt sorry for the next person to enter...........

Why feel sorry? Just clean up after use! Otherwise your  yuck  .
 
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:04 am

I get in, do my bidness and gets the hell back out again.

Recently every time I decide to hit the can we hit some sort of turbulence. Last summer we got it bad on a 777. Never had to hold on in the bathroom until then.
 
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:55 am

I like to go to the lav just to escape from the 100s of people.
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:09 am

After taking care of the obvious, I usually wait a bit for some turbulence. Always find turbulence to be much more fun while standing up.

I can wait till I get on that A340 which has a window in the lavs which are downstairs. The concept of "downstairs" on an aircraft is foreign to me, and quite enticing. wink 
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:15 pm

Quoting Leigh pilgrim (Reply 7):
I felt sorry for the next person to enter...........

More specifically, the next woman... who, obviously, would no choice but to sit down (stating the obvious here!)...
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:44 pm

Go in and take all the toothbrushes, combs, eye shades, shavers etc... and what ever else you can find in the drawers for free!!! Big grin

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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:00 pm

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
Over time, the lav has served many purposes. Some have joined the mile high club. Others smoke it it. Some have "released" sexual fluids. Others have picked their noses! Any interesting tidbits to divuldge here?

- piss... hundreds of times
- shit... dozens of times
- on my knees puking... more times than I wish
- attempted to clean soiled clothes from me or another pax being sick
- attempted to clean soiled clothes from spilled food or drinks
- on long flights... brushed my teeth many times, don't know if I still would considering the state of many potable water tanks
- change into other clothes (too hot or too cold)
- mile high club... once
- "release" sexual fluids... just something about the horizontal stabilizer on a 727 that drives me wild...ohh, just thinking about a 727...  Wink

Actually, there was some report I read that this is a lot more common "use" of a lav than most people would believe (or of course admit to), and was cited as one of the reasons passengers seem to be in the lav "forever"...

Quoting KJFK31L (Reply 11):
wait till I get on that A340 which has a window in the lavs which are downstairs. The concept of "downstairs" on an aircraft is foreign to me, and quite enticing.

See how it starts??  Smile




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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:06 pm

I usually wipe down the sink area after I've made a mess washing my hands. Does anyone remember the stickers United used to have on the lav mirrors that read something like "May we suggest, as a courtesy, that you wipe the sink area after use." (I don't know what the exact quote was, but I still obey that sticker!)
 
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:03 pm

I've played with my cell phone while inflight in the lav' (I didn't have the guts to pull it out infront of a flight attendant) not that I was getting a signal at FL270
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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:15 am

Quoting DouglasDC8 (Reply 15):
Does anyone remember the stickers United used to have on the lav mirrors that read something like "May we suggest, as a courtesy, that you wipe the sink area after use." (I don't know what the exact quote was, but I still obey that sticker!)

Sure, I still see that every time I'm in there. I think it goes "May we suggest as a courtesy to the next passenger, that you use your towel to wipe the sink basin." or something similar.

I do it, too  praise 

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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:05 am

I've just done what ive had to do... although people have left goodies for me in the pot... just pissed right on them...

while flying home on KLM, i picked up a small package from the lav and on it it had the word maand something... well when your jetlagged and you cant think properly... well after i landed, i remembered maand meant month but it wasnt until i got home, opened the package, i realised it was those pads for women. i felt really stupid but oh well...

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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:43 am

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
Pray that we don't hit turbulence and piss all over myself.



Reminds me of the time I was on an Alaska Airlines 737-400. We were holding over Kotzebue Alaska probably at 10,000 Ft or so. We were waiting to see if the fog was going to clear just enough so we could land the plane. Anyways I had to piss really bad, I had several to many sodas in Anchorage. So I went to the lav and starting emptying my bladder when all of a sudden (no warning) the engines roared to life and the nose of the plane shot way up and we started to climb fast while at the same time the pilot turned the plane towards Nome. The thrust of the engines was so strong I started to loose my balance, I came damn near close to falling over. Quite a scary experience actually. I ended up slamming one of my arm up against the wall to prevent myself from falling. When I left the lav the FA asked if I was ok, apparently my arm hitting the wall was quite loud.


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RE: What Do You Do In The Lav Besides The Obvious?

Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:48 am

Once on a NW A319 MSP-YYC I went to empty myself before we got to Calgary, but I forgot to lock the door (!). I think you can fill the rest of the story in for yourself... (I was wondering why it was so dark in there...)

I was also on a COex ERJ-145XR DEN-CLE and I used the lav, flushed, and the toilet just kept flushing...and flushing...and flushing...and I finally figured out that if you close the lid, it stops flushing. The little lessons you learn at 35,000 feet...

Quoting Andz (Reply 3):
seconds later the plane lurched and I ended on my ass on the floor!

I just cannot see how you can fall over in a lav; there is just not the room, even for a small person like me. If there's turbulence, I ususally just stick my elbows out against each wall and steady myself, no problem.

I also love the sound of the lock on the door sliding, the doors opening/closing, the toilet vacuum flushing... It reminds me I'm flying (becuase where else in the world is there such a unique symphony of sounds?).

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