Is letting off wind acceptable in the company of a group?

DO YOU fart? When I say fart, I mean blow off. Perhaps I can use the phrase stink a bit. You can also use the term exhaling from the down there region.

Whatever you use to describe it, it all means the same thing. It's wind from your pants and some people say it's natural. I don't fart (just ask anyone I know) but I've been told we all do.

I went to a friend's place for a barbecue the other night and there was one person in the group who said if they laughed enough, they would actually fart.

I didn't believe them so after a few round-the-table jokes sure enough, boom.

When it happened I looked at the dog, thinking it was him, but the way the dog looked at me I knew it didn't come from that area of the backyard.

Is it acceptable? Is it something that could become as natural as waving, shaking hands or saying the words thank you?

When I looked around I could see this person in fits of laughter because of the outburst of wind.

I took this as something quite funny as it's really not something you see or hear of often, maybe to the point that it should never happen, but in the company of others is it a done thing?

Is it acceptable? Is it something that could become as natural as waving, shaking hands or saying the words thank you?

There are some cultures overseas that take burping as a good thing - something of a thank you to the host for putting on such a great spread of food and company.

I can see that working, but replacing it with farting can only be seen in a bad light can't it?

Imagine being invited to Queen Elizabeth's place for dinner and having your 12 courses, conversing with Prince Big Ears and then you let one almighty one rip to say thanks Liz.

How do you reckon that'd go down? Not the best I'm thinking.

How about being invited to Queen Mayor Gail Sellers' place for a spot of quiche and salad and farting to your heart's content, to be appreciative of the hard work that Gail and Tony have gone through?

I'm guessing Gail wouldn't be a happy camper.

So as of today, Tuesday, March 12, I am starting the Rob Kidd Farting Tuesday for Appreciation of Great Food.

Join with me tonight at the dinner table. When you've finished tonight's meal of steak and three veg, stand up or even lift a cheek and blow to your heart's content to say thank you.



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