November 28, 2011

"Holding it" at sea: My back teeth are floating!

The George H.W. Bush is an aircraft carrier. A BIG aircraft carrier. That is, it’s got hundreds of crewmembers on board, and they all poop and pee.

I mention that obvious bit of info because the George H.W. Bush doesn’t have hardly any working toilets. (These are called “heads” on a ship.)

Sailors have had to pee in “showers, sinks and bottles.” And Officer Richard Frakes says he’s had to search for nearly an hour to find a flushing toilet. “It definitely affects my morale. When I was unable to relieve myself for two days, I was irate to say the least.”

I’ll bet! (Story from the Virginian Pilot.)

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