OK, I'm sitting here reading Clarín, most widely read newspaper in Argentina and I come across the following: "Quieren cobrar el uso del baño en aviones: La aerolínea irlandesa de bajo costo Ryanair anuncío ayer que planea cobrar a los psajeros el uso del los baños en el avión, para hacer frente a la crisis económica de la empresa." Then the article goes on to explain how Michael O'Leary, director of Ryanair, announced to the BBC that the airline is looking into pay toilet mechanisms that would be easy for passengers to use, including for those with children or those feeling ill. And they also plan to double the price of their beverages? You've got to be kidding?! To earn extra grickles during these hard economic times some Irish airline is suggesting that its passengers pay to poop or hold it until you shit your pants exiting the jetway at a fast clip? I'd expect this from United or Delta, but a European air carrier? Please tell me things are not this bad in the United Kingdom . . . please! I'm all for doing my part to help businesses stay solvent. But if an airline expected me to pay to use the onboard facilities, I would prefer to just hold back any air sickness until I could blow chunks all over the first flight attendent who got in my way. Not that I have anything against flight attendents, but back lashes work best at the grass roots level.