It’s always shady business when an airline passenger silently passes a note to the flight attendant, but in this case the cause was noble. During a recent flight, an upset passenger alerted the stewardess of his discomfort arising from a nearby passenger who had been anonymously farting. The note, written on a napkin, read:
“I don’t know if you can make an announcement, but if you can you should say that whoever is farting in the area of rows 10 to 12 should definitely see a doctor because they might have ass cancer.”
A regular House M.D., that one is.
Reddit user, Garwee20 posted an image of the napkin with the headline ‘My flight attendant mom got this napkin from an upset passenger.’ There aren’t any details on the identity of ‘upset passenger,’ nor on the flatulent flyer, but I do wonder whether or not he was a doctor, and whether or not a doctor can even determine the potential for ass cancer via olfactory assessment.
Fellow redditors were curious as to whether the requested announcement had been made, and Garwee20 was able to confirm that it had not. Apparently, the pressure changes involved with air travel can cause an increase in flatulence, but even so, a specific protocol on how to address particularly odorous cases of “Airman’s Butt” does not yet exist.