Passing gas: what’s your take?

Okay, before you see the title of this post and think to yourself, ‘like hell I’m reading that,’ hear me out. All of us as human beings pass gas, whether we would like to admit to it or not, so the topic of this post really shouldn’t be too controversial to anyone.

If you’re human, you fart. That’s all there is to it.

But that’s not exactly what this post is about. Rather, this post is moreso about the concept of farting, and how different people perceive the concept of gas differently.

I was chatting with a fellow at my work not too long ago, and I’m really not sure how we got on the topic, but he and I were discussing farting. He explained to me how he was raised to leave a room when the urge to pass gas hits in hopes of finding a bathroom, or going outside to spare those in the vicinity from potentially nauseating fumes. He further explained his feeling towards those of us who fail to be so considerate when it comes to flatulence and stated that farting in the presence of others is disrespectful and rude.

When he said this to me, I was taken aback. I had never met someone who was so courteous when it came to farting, let alone someone who felt so strongly about being discreet when passing gas. However, after he explained his reasoning to support his beliefs, it got me thinking about how his stance towards gas is far more acceptable than how most of us handle this bodily expulsion of air.

What are your thoughts when it comes to the topic of farting? Do you walk away to do the deed, or do you just cut loose as soon as the pressure reaches its peak?

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