This one is more comical than anything else. Nevertheless, her actions still warrant her making the cut. I just wish I had a picture of this lady or at the very least, that they would have released her name.
An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing this past Monday after a passenger lit a match to disguise the scent of her flatulence. Apparently, several passengers reported smelling burning sulfur and got worried.
Now I've had my share of flatulence problems that sometimes unfortunately may occur in public. It's occurred enough times to know little tricks that can help divert attention from yourself. I've heard of the whole lighting a match thing but that's not one of them. You look around like you don't know where it's coming from either. You spray a quick burst of perfume/cologne to cover up the scent. You act like you don't smell anything at all.
I'm sure this lady was fully aware of all the Homeland Security paranoia well enough to know that lighting a match would be an issue. That should not have even been an option for her. It's no wonder she wasn't allowed back on the plane. She should consider herself fortunate that they didn't arrest her. This goes without saying, but you know if that was a brotha or a sista, they would have pressed charges.
Speaking of Homeland Security, that's the other thing that comes to mind. How was she even allowed on the plane with matches? I thought that was a banned substance? So people can't have more than an ounce of liquid in their carry-on yet matches are okay? Our top flight security at work again folks. For that reason that airport's security shares this week's award with Ms. Beans and Franks.