Puking Up Toenails

December 4, 2007

in Odor Stories

My friend and I were on an early morning flight from Jacksonville to Atlanta. We arrived in good time and checked our bags, went through security and made a pit stop at the bathroom before going to the gate. In one of the stalls was a woman puking up her toenails. I felt sorry for her but was sincerely hoping she wouldn’t be on our flight. No such luck. We boarded and she, along with her unmistakable aroma was seated directly across the aisle from us. Thank heaven she was done (at least for this flight.) She placed a pillow on her lap and leaned forward to sleep for the duration. The lady in front of her asked to change seats, though, because it seems the sick woman’s nose was stopped up and she was breathing through her mouth.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Cam July 15, 2008 at 8:47 am

that is sooooo soooooo gross i would have pitch a flying fit !!!!


GenXer July 15, 2008 at 11:21 am



jimbo April 2, 2009 at 11:58 am



Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 1:00 pm

She was probably drunk.


anon e mouse April 2, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Never heard the toenails expression before. I had to think for a second to figure out what you were talking about.


kevin April 3, 2009 at 2:04 am

ummmm, is puking up toenails an expression? If not, WTF. How did you know what she was puking?


Rob April 3, 2009 at 10:29 am

toenails are gross, puking them up is even worse.

Did you ask her, or just know? Either way, looks like a flight with 2 pigs happened.

And yeah, you barely mentioned the odor. Did you maybe want a chomp at one of those nails?


last boyscout April 3, 2009 at 4:37 pm

I'm confused about the lady in front of her with the stuffed up nose breathing through her mouth? What? Did you graduate from junior high yet? Time to revisit English 101, writing basic comp.How does this go together.


oh brother April 5, 2009 at 2:12 am

Last Boyscout….did YOU graduate from Junior High??? Maybe its time for YOU to revisit English 101. Try rereading the story. That is not what the poster said.


beelzebub April 6, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Gee, that's a really awful 30 minute flight from Jax to Atl you had there…

And I don't understand the toenail thing either.


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