Coffee, Tea or Depends

I worked on this editorial cartoon before I read that they are pulling back on the regulations but it still is a harsh reminder of how the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) can have a knee jerk reaction.

After the failed terror attempt on a Northwest Flight last week the following regulations went into effect for international flights:

  • Limiting international passengers to a single carry-on bag
  • Second-round security checks, including manual pat downs and body searches
  • On certain flights, disabling the map showing the plane’s progress and location
  • Prohibiting passengers from having blankets or pillows in their laps for the last hour of the flight
  • Requiring passengers to remain seated for the last hour of the flight
  • Now I have no problem with any of those things to promote security EXCEPT for the last one.  It is at the point in  the flight that they say I can’t get up for the bathroom, that I tend to always have to go.  There were domestic flights that I took after 9/11 that they told us we would not be able to get up during the flight (less than 2 hours) so we had better go to the bathroom before boarding.  Of course that was after I chugged a bottle of water.

    When those of us with weak bladders and spastic colons are hindered in our ability to go when needed, then and only then have the terrorists really won.

    12 28 09 Bearman Cartoon Airline Security

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    49 Responses to “Coffee, Tea or Depends”

    1. Now they will have to pass out piddle packs along with the barf bags. Could make the last hour of flight very interesting. I ain’t worried about it though cause I ain’t goin’ nowhere.

    2. FUNNY, I CAN SEE CRAP STAIN COACH SEATS ALL OVER THE PLACE!

    3. THANKS FOR THE KUDDOS ON MASSAGE WITH TERRI I AM HONORED! I ADDED YOU TO MY BLOG ROLL AND HAPPY CARTOONING BEARMAN!

    4. I don’t see how they can possibly enforce that last rule. Unless it really is true that they put Immodium in airline food to counteract the diarrhea effects of their food preparation……

      • I flew the other day and had to pee so bad after take off. I waited and waited. Finally she was bringing the cart down the aisle towards me. I knew if I didn’t jump then I would get stuck so I jumpted before the announcement. Flight attendant wasn’t happy but they announced it when I was in the bathroom.

    5. Well let’s see them try to prevent a toddler who is not dependent on pull-ups from using the bathroom I’m sure the flight attendants do not want to clean up a soaked seat. I’m all for safety of the passengers but I know my kids drinks or not it never fails they always have to use the bathroom no matter if we have been in the car 5 minutes or 5 hours after a bathroom break

    6. spilledinkguy Says:

      I thought that’s what those little paper bags were for! 😉

    7. ah man bearman…that’s really good ~and timely too! perfect!

    8. It’s just a matter of time before each and every passenger starts getting thoroughly strip searched before getting on a plane. Here’s hoping. I mean, what is this world coming to?! Geeezusss.

    9. After reading the comments between you and Spilled ink I need one of those paper bags LOL

    10. When I heard that ridiculous suggestion I said to myself I’ll never fly again if they decide to enforce it.

    11. Yikes!! Yeah, I saw that on the weather channel. My only thought was ‘really’?!?

    12. That gentlemen should be the guy with the very satisfied expression on his face. 😀

    13. It all reminds me of a song…

      “I’m leaving on a jet plane… don’t know when I’ll be back again…”

    14. Ha!

      I’m with you, Bearman. If someone tells me I can’t do something, I will always do it. Even if I don’t need to.

      It’s a trait I picked up as a child, and what can I say. It stuck.

    15. delicate flower Says:

      It’s a conspiracy between the FAA and the manufacturers of Depends.. Instead of Red Box videos, they’ll install Depends vending machines in all the airport bathrooms and on the walkways to your plane (though wait, how would you get them on?) hmm… Marketing will need to thoroughly research this.

      I’ve never tried peeing in a cup (outside of Dr. office) or bag, so don’t think that’s gonna work for me.

    16. Next thing you know, you won’t be able to smoke on planes either.

      Happy New Year Bearman.

    17. The problem is the poor sucker who gets 12c next 😦

    18. They also won’t allow you to have a blanket covering your lap for the final hour of the flight . . . Oh, the possibilities 🙂

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