A picture of a note that was reportedly handed to a flight attendant has gone viral on Reddit.
On Jan. 14, Reddit user Garwee20 posted a photo of a message his mother received while at work. He captioned the photo: “My flight attendant mom got this napkin from an upset passenger.”
The note reads:
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.
The photo garnered more than 1.4 million views in one day, with hundreds of users sharing their own anecdotes of stinky plane rides.
“My family, which includes myself, my husband, and our three kids, 8yrs, 3yrs, 20 months, were flying home after Christmas,” wrote one user. “Once in the air, the flight attendants brought by drinks and the lady that was helping us very gently mentioned that there were changing tables in the bathrooms.
“My husband and I were like, ‘yeah... we heard that announcement.’ She then offered us a plastic bag to put his diaper in.
“At this point, though I already knew he hadn't pooped, I checked his diaper and said, ‘Sorry, but that smell isn't coming from our child.’
“It was funny and a little embarrassing, and she apologized. Not sure who the stink factory was in our section, but for once, it wasn't the toddler.”
“So what is the proper etiquette for farting on a plane?” inquired another user.
But not everyone found the note amusing.
“I have IBS, confirmed, and it would be completely humiliating to have this announcement read,” wrote one user. “I once got a kidney infection holding it in.”