Tuesday, December 15, 2020

time to diaper up!

A stray comment seen over at ROK Drop led me to a bizarre news item:  Chinese airlines are asking (or, depending on the article, urging) their flight attendants to wear diapers during long flights so as to avoid using the lavatories, which are presumably a SARS-CoV-2 infection risk.  I suppose it's fine, by contrast, to run the risk of urinary-tract infections.

I was 7 and 10 years old when my little brothers David and Sean were born, so from a very young age, I learned the harsh realities of cleaning up someone else's puke, piss, and shit.  From what I recall, diapers aren't very good at preventing smells from emanating into the public realm, so if you'll pardon the airline pun, I don't see how this policy is going to fly.

If a person is old enough to have to contend with age-related incontinence, that's one thing, and I pass no judgment on people who must simply respond to a particular need (lookin' at you, Biden!).  But asking or demanding that younger people pad up and "go" while working strikes me as an unnecessary indignity.

Diapers.  Really.

1 comment:

John Mac said...

I guess this gives new meaning to being pooped at the end of a long flight. If it were me, I'd be pissed!