Flight attendants get a bad rap. They and their brethern who man the ticket counters are the public faces of the world’s airlines. They work long hours on their feet, put up with all types of flyers and are responsible for following the rules that the suits come up with to save money.

Every so often, you come across something to remind you that they really are looking out for us when we’re locked in an aluminum tube hurtling through the skies at a zillion miles an hour. Ran across this example of ingenuity at work. I’ll remember this the next time I’m crammed into a 747 with full toilets.