December 6, 2006 by taffystay
My dad forwarded me this funny article. Last night at Safeway, someone had cut the cheese while we were standing at the checkout line. I turned to Matt and mouthed, “NOT me.” It was a horrible stench! When we walked away, I told him, “YUCK! That stunk!” He said, “Now you know how people feel when you fart!” The weird thing is that I can totally deal with the smell of my own fart. I like it when it stinks because I feel powerful, but when I smell someone else’s gas, I get grossed out.
Anyway, here’s the article:
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — It is considered polite to light a match after passing gas. Not while on a plane.
An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing Monday morning after a passenger lit a match to disguise the scent of flatulence, authorities said.
The Dallas-bound flight was diverted to Nashville after several passengers reported smelling burning sulfur from the matches, said Lynne Lowrance, spokeswoman for the Nashville International Airport Authority. All 99 passengers and five crew members were taken off and screened while the plane was searched and luggage was screened.
The FBI questioned a passenger who admitted she struck the matches in an attempt to conceal a “body odor,” Lowrance said. She had an unspecified medical condition, authorities said.
“It’s humorous in a way but you feel sorry for the individual, as well,” she said. “It’s unusual that someone would go to those measures to cover it up.”
The flight took off again, but the woman was not allowed back on the plane. The woman, who was not identified, was not charged in the incident.
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