I almost wanted to pretend I was Buzzfeed and add an “OMG!” to the title of the post.
Because a man on a Cathay Pacific Newark – Hong Kong flight trapped his middle finger in the lavatory’s trash bin.
He couldn’t get it out.
And he had to stay in the lavatory for the rest of the flight and for landing. It took firefighters to free him upon landing. (Although the South China Morning Post has a conflicting account suggesting that he managed to free himself before firefighters arrived.)
At least this happened, apparently, towards the end of the flight rather than at the beginning, and he was only stuck in the lav for an hour. The passenger was a 32 year old American man.
That’s the story, anyway. But I cannot imagine how this is possible. You push the flap of the trash down, you pull your finger up. He had to have been doing something else. He must have reached down somehow. And I do not even want to speculate about why.. what he was doing in the lavatory that caused this to happen. But if you’d like to play this one out in the comments.
- How do you actually get your finger stuck in an airplane lavatory’s trash?
- What must you be trying to do in order to make that possible?