I get embarrassed when other people fart

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31 Jul 2020, 5:17 pm

Does anyone else feel embarrassed or awkward when someone farts loudly? Obviously it depends on how well you know the person and how many times you have heard them fart, like when my boyfriend farts I don't think anything.

But tonight at work my boss farted really long and loud whilst sitting on a chair and he just carried on doing what he was doing like he didn't care (but with a slight grin on his face). It was totally unexpected, as I've never heard him fart before and he's generally a rather polite man (he always says excuse me when he burps). And I felt my face go completely red. My friend laughed but I just got up quick and said, "let's get on with the work."

Is it because farting often causes a reaction from people so when someone farts a reaction is expected, or the fact that humans find humour in farts? Personally I don't think farts are that funny. If I hear someone fart I don't tend to laugh and I don't even want to react. But a person farting is often an awkward situation because of the way humans respond to farting, and I wish we were like animals. When animals fart they don't laugh at or judge each other for it. Why do humans?


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31 Jul 2020, 6:03 pm

Other than humans had a different sense of disgust and other concepts of safety, with the ability to turn it to humor...
In turn, humans' taste for humor.

Well, I generally vary in reaction.

I don't laugh when people fart in serious situations, I'd facepalm for distracting me.
At worst I'd be, like, "WTF?!" Because a change of air scent may trigger me to sneeze. And I don't like sneezing.

It's not a common occurrence for me to ever feel embarrassed on one's behalf.
Nor I'd be embarrassed of my possible reactions to others farting because I likely won't have to hold back.

If everything IS currently fun and games, then I'd do laugh on one's expense. :skull:


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31 Jul 2020, 6:54 pm

Oddly, I only seem to get embarrassed for people in that sort of situation is when it’s on TV. Of course, things relying on humor like that get this reaction from me :roll: Funny one time, people, not once every ten seconds.

I seem to find the noises that a lot of farts make far more amusing than they should be. If I laugh when someone farts, it’s probably just that the sound amused me, and I may still be trying not to laugh about it ten minutes later even though I really don’t remember at all (or never knew in the first place) who farted. Gets really annoying when people keep doing it on purpose just for the reactions, though - again, generally only funny a time or two (unless it’s replayed in my head, apparently :lol: ).

Although I also do get very embarrassed if I didn’t actually fart but something I did (like rubbing my shoe against a metal chair leg) sounds like I might have and people near me start giggling - regardless of the situation, probably no one would actually believe that it wasn’t a fart even if I was telling the truth.


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31 Jul 2020, 7:29 pm

I don't really get embarrassed unless the person themselves gets embarrassed. I also only laugh if it was bad timing or catches me off guard, since I laugh at stuff like that in general.



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31 Jul 2020, 7:39 pm

i get embarrassed when, despite my best efforts at squeezing it shut tight, one slips out anyways. i remember once in the lavatory at work, i was doing my business behind the stall when a coworker came in, plugged his nose and asked in that nasal plugged nose tone, "is that you?" :oops:



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31 Jul 2020, 7:47 pm

Joe90 wrote:
When animals fart they don't laugh at or judge each other for it. Why do humans?


Haven't you seen the videos where a dog farts and doesn't know where the noise comes from?

I find the best way to diffuse ( no pun intended ) the situation is to make light humour of it.

"Squeaky floorboard" , "stepped on a frog" , "better out than in" are my goto scripted replies when someone farts but it depends on the person and situation.


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01 Aug 2020, 6:06 pm

It's just weird though. Even now I still can't get over the fact that I actually heard my own boss fart like that in front of us at work. I keep replaying the moment over in my mind and thinking "oh my God, did he really do that?" I suppose it will take a few days to actually get over it, but right now it still feels weird.

Yes I know everyone farts, but the majority of people that I know have not farted in front of me. I always thought that I'll only ever hear close family members fart or my partner.
I don't think I would have been so alarmed if my boss had said "excuse me" or even went away to fart in private even if he admitted that he's just going out of sight to fart. But to just fart loudly and boldly like that just alarmed me.


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02 Aug 2020, 4:16 am

i'd be happy if it didn't noticeably reek.



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02 Aug 2020, 5:48 am

Not the slightest bit bothered by my own...emissions.

The real difficulty comes in shifting blame and on one occasion I got the blame for one of dog V2’s farts.

Recently I was blowing raspberries at dog V4 but on this occasion he returned fire…..rancid tomato flavour!


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02 Aug 2020, 6:02 am

i just threw up a little in my mouth.



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02 Aug 2020, 6:20 am

I'd probably laugh it off, unless it was truly rancid.

I bet he thought it was gonna be a silent one like that scene in step brothers :lol:


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