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am I the only one who thinks it's gross?


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#1 Gembac8019

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

Am I the only one who thinks it's rude and gross to fart at the dinner table on purpose with guests over for dinner? Everyone seems to laugh about it.. but Dd's godfathers LOVE doing this. I find it revolting, and It puts me off eating..... I seriously don't like smelling someone's a$$ contents whilst trying to eat.

#2 censura carnero

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:20 PM

QUOTE (princeza @ 17/01/2013, 11:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am I the only one who thinks it's rude and gross to fart at the dinner table on purpose with guests over for dinner? Everyone seems to laugh about it.. but Dd's godfathers LOVE doing this. I find it revolting, and It puts me off eating..... I seriously don't like smelling someone's a$$ contents whilst trying to eat.


You are normal and they are disgusting.  Sing it !


#3 Funwith3

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

I think farting in front of other people at any time is rude and disgusting. But yes, even more so when you're eating. Its not funny. Why would I want to smell the air surrounding your faeces while I'm eating!!?

#4 *melrose*

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

OM*G this would make me so sick and mad at the same time sick.gif rant.gif

#5 ~Bob~

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:47 PM

Revolting!

#6 bakesgirls

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:53 PM

You are totally normal. They are not. TBH, I'd most likely stop having meals with them if they can't control themselves.

#7 Leah Maree

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

it's disgusting, i've been known to throw whatever food i was eating away if someone farts while i am eating. a little extreme? maybe but it makes me sick

#8 saxa

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:58 PM

Well if it is on purpose that is revolting!

But it really is a normal bodily function which sometimes you have no control over.

#9 bakesgirls

Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:08 AM

QUOTE (saxa @ 18/01/2013, 12:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well if it is on purpose that is revolting!

But it really is a normal bodily function which sometimes you have no control over.


Really? I would think that the only people who would have no control what so ever, are the very young, old and some SN. Everyone else should excuse themselves from the table or hold it in until they are in a more suitable place to relieve themselves. Yes, it is a normal bodily function, but there is a time and a place to do it. The dinner table is one of those places.



#10 saxa

Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

There are exeptions to every rule.

As I said on purpose no excuse but how do you know if its on purpose or not?

After having radiation treatment for cervival cancer after my hysterectomy I had issues with my bowl, and part of that was having no control over certain situations.

It was bloody embarrassing and unfortunately I could not control it.


Edited by saxa, 18 January 2013 - 12:30 AM.


#11 bakesgirls

Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:50 AM

QUOTE (saxa @ 18/01/2013, 01:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are exeptions to every rule.

As I said on purpose no excuse but how do you know if its on purpose or not?

After having radiation treatment for cervival cancer after my hysterectomy I had issues with my bowl, and part of that was having no control over certain situations.

It was bloody embarrassing and unfortunately I could not control it.


Warning- TMI in  this post.




I get what you are saying. I should have also included 'some medical conditions' in my earlier post.

I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis), so I know what you mean about difficulty with control. It's an awful condition to have. There's a huge amount of wind, blood, mucous and pain when I have a flare up. My current flare up has been going on for almost 6 months. The pain can be horrendous and I think I'm going to explode from the gas and the pain it causes. BUT I excuse myself when I need to. In all my years of having this condition, I have never subjected anyone else to any emissions, accidental or on purpose. If it's really a bad day for me, I just don't go out.

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#12 Magnus

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:07 AM

I do think it is very rude to do on purpose (although some families seem to find it really amusing).

I'm going to dob myself in and say that I have accidentally farted before and I don't have any medical conditions. I've heard other people accidentally do it too. Obviously, it would be good to leave and avoid the embarrassment, but perhaps it isn't always possible?

#13 bakesgirls

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:44 AM

I get the impresion from the OP though, that this is not a random accident. It amuses them, so they do it on purpose. Is that correct OP?

#14 icekool

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:25 AM

Adults?  sick.gif  Absolutely RUDE

Kids are a bit different. DS who is 5 loves announcing it (at any point) but I couldn't tell the difference if he doesn't announce it.

#15 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:30 AM

Gross. Unneccessary and disrespectful.

#16 JustBeige

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:19 AM

Squeezing one out on purpose at the dinner table is disgustingly bad mannered.  Accidents happen and whilst its not ideal it does happen. You should excuse yourself though and possibly leave the table till you know that you dont need to go to the loo or not.

In the OP as it sounds like this is an 'onpurpose' thing, I would be telling them not to do it or they could  leave my table.

#17 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:25 AM

Males just love to fart. Most people wouldn't fart at work but males in a blokey type work environment do it all the time. My husband tells me that when he and a couple of work mates are driving in their work truck that the driver would fart and lock the windows so that everyone was stuck with the smell. My husband does this in the car too.


#18 Soontobegran

Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

I think purposeful farting and burping is gross and very unfunny.

Of course they can slip out occasionally but the majority of us have enough sphincter control to be able to remove ourselves to another place to relieve ourselves.

#19 SophieBear

Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:20 AM

Disgusting! My DH wouldn't ever fart deliberately in front of me and I wouldn't with him. Things happen sometimes, but I think sitting at the dinner table, I would get up and move and I would expect everyone else to do it too.

Mind you pregnancy has brought out all sorts of awkward moments and I can still keep myself together at the dinner party.

My Sisters fiancee will fart in bed and cover her in the quilt. For her it's hilarious and cute, if DH did that I would vomit and probably leave. It is filthy.

#20 BadCat

Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

Doing it on purpose as a party trick is base humour and unfunny.

But I can't even begin to imagine being so offended by a fart that I would leave the table if someone did one.  It's just a fart.  Big deal.

I have nothing at all against a good fart and I think it's pretty funny that some people leave the room to do them.

#21 Expelliarmus

Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

It's uncouth.

#22 Oriental lily

Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

Disgusting, feral, horrible.

However I really felt for my poor sil at her dhs families Christmas dinner.
She told me she innocently stood up and reached over to get a dish of food being handed down from the other end of the table.
Accidentally one popped out!

Her dhs family is very conservative. And all of them just looked  very embarrassed which of course tripled her embarressment.
If they had acknowledged it and had a bit of a laugh or giggle about it then it would have eased the awkward situation.

Other than her feeling like a feral pig all night.

So I think humour around uncontrollable bodily functions is fine.

But not on purpose and not to be encouraged.

#23 Rachaelxxx

Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

When it's just my husband, the girls and I, I don't mind, but they know when and where it's acceptable to fart and they certainly wouldn't do it in the company of others.

#24 BadCat

Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

QUOTE
However I really felt for my poor sil at her dhs families Christmas dinner.
She told me she innocently stood up and reached over to get a dish of food being handed down from the other end of the table.
Accidentally one popped out!

Her dhs family is very conservative. And all of them just looked very embarrassed which of course tripled her embarressment.
If they had acknowledged it and had a bit of a laugh or giggle about it then it would have eased the awkward situation.


I hope the family felt really proud of itself being so uptight as to make their DIL feel like sh*t.  Well done.

I would rather laugh it off than embarrass someone and make them feel like dirt for being human.  Their behaviour is more disgusting than a fart ever was.

Edited by BadCat, 18 January 2013 - 08:51 AM.


#25 Holidayromp

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:02 AM

I think it is absolutely disgusting and vile.  It is one of my pet peeves.




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