Alright… this is a little silly. If you came to my blog to read intelligent, insightful information about the pilot profession, please stop reading and wait for the next post.
The other day, one of the cleaners boarded the plane to scrub the lavatory. As I stood in the front galley saying goodbye to guests, I had a clear view of the lavatory floor.
I cannot look into a lavatory without thinking about a flight attendant from my previous company. One day, when I exited the lav during a routine in-flight bathroom break, she casually asked the question that has stuck with me for years:
“For a million dollars, would you lick the lav floor?”
She put no further stipulations on the question. Assuming I could have a gallon of Listerine handy, I answered “yes.”
A million dollars is a lot of money. It may be gross, but, in my humble opinion, the risk/reward would be worth it.
I thought it would be fun to take a little informal poll.
For this poll, you are NOT on one of our aircraft. Our planes are new and the cleaners scrub the lavs between flights. As you answer, imagine a lavatory on a thirty year old vintage aircraft at a legacy carrier. That’s what I was on when I was asked the question.
Pass this along to your friends. I’m curious to see the results. After you answer, you are always free to elaborate with a comment.
Note: This is just a fun poll and in no way implies any financial agreement if you are crazy enough to actually lick a lavatory floor.
Note Two: Answers are anonymous. I will not sell your willingness to lick a lav floor to any third party. If you start getting pop-up ads for disinfectants, it is purely a coincidence.