I was tempted to call this thread "When you've got to go, you've got to go!" but thought I should go with a more descriptive title.
This is obviously going to be a bit of a silly topic, but I know most of us have been there -- you have to use the lav, but that darn seatbelt sign is on.
So here's my story. I was flying on my company's corprate air shuttle from SJC
up to HIO
(Silicon Valley spotters can probably guess where I work). During the flight, the FA
offered everyone a bottle of water, and I accepted. And a little while later, she offered more water, and again I accepted. A bit later I figured I should go use the lav while I have a chance, but it was occupied (being an ERJ135 there was only one), so I stayed in my seat. And just my luck, as soon as the lav becomes free, on comes the seatbelt sign for our decent.
Now in retrospect I probably could have gotten away with just getting up anyway if I'd gone right then, but I didn't want to be "that guy" who disregards the seatbelt sign. And at that point I didn't have go that badly, so I thought I could wait until we were on the ground. That was not the case. As we desended into HIO
, all that water I had drunk during the flight started to work its way through my system, and things started getting a bit more... urgent. Of course by that point it was definately too late to get up. By the time we were on the ground I had my hands on my seatbelt buckle, just wanting the pilots to hurry up and taxi to the terminal already. Holding it in was actually starting to get painful. The second, no, the milisecond that seatbelt sign went off I was up out of my seat and sprinting to the back of the plane, dodging the people getting up to retreive their carry-ons. As one coworker put it, I was in my seat, and then I was just a blur moving toward the back of the plane. I had never been so relieved to get to a bathroom. But afterwards we all had a good laugh about it.
Anyone else have an amusing airplane pee story?