Airplanes are chock full of signs instructing he reader what to do and – more often – what not to do. This is a logical consequence of the security culture within the airline industry.
- Press handle to open door
- Caution! Luggage may fall out when latch opened.
- Only open in case of an emergency.
- Keep closed in case of an emergency.
The one in the picture above is in the toilet. When I first saw it, I laughed out loud, and when I flushed, kept watching what happened. Suffice it to say the warning is not in vain at all. Imagining what would have happened when I would have remained seating left me grinning during the trip back to my seat.
That flight, for the first time in my life, I regretted not sitting close to the lavatory…