A cup full of urine on the runway

On my trip back from Seattle to Singapore I had an interesting encounter on the flight from Hong Kong to Singapore.  I sat across the aisle and one row back from a Chinese woman (who did not speak a word of english) and her 3 year old son both of whom had obviously never been on a plane before.

There were quite a few annoying experiences in flight...the son played games on his tablet the entire flight with the volume on HIGH with no headphones...and the woman seemed to only have one voice volume which was LOUD!  Thank goodness for earplugs!

Anyway, we are moments away from landing on the runway in Singapore so all the flight attendants are buckled in.  As we are about to touch down the son tells his mother that he needs to piddle.  In in instant, off comes both their seat belts and the woman expertly reaches across the aisle and grabs a complete strangers empty plastic cup out the holder and then proceeds to crouch in the middle of the aisle to hold the cup while her son urinates into it. In the midst of all of this three things happened simultaneously, the plane touches down on the runway, the flight attendants jaws drop on the floor witnessing passengers out of their seats during landing, and I decide to try and take an incognito photo of the whole experience (but in my jet lagged haze I forgot to check the flash) and my flash lights up the cabin.

I am not sure who got more dirty looks, me or the crazy Chinese woman holding a cup full of urine as the plane taxied down the runway.  I only wish I had some semblance of a photo to show for the experience but between the overexposure from the flash and the bumpy landing the photo is one big blur so you will have to use your imagination!

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