I’ve got a gripe and I know no one would understand but you forumosans.
Regrettably, despite my high-class job in a high-class company, I’ve only got a cubicle (albeit a large one) and not an office. Even more regrettably, one of my colleagues on one side of my cubicle or the other has had the most nauseating flatulence lately, so that several times per day as I sit typing on my computer I am suddenly overwhelmed by the putrid stench of rotting fecal matter emanating from someone’s intestines.
I don’t know what to do. I could get up and leave my cubicle for a while, waiting for the air to clear, but this isn’t such a practical solution as the environment has sustained such gastric pollutants perhaps a dozen times per day, or more, over the past couple of weeks and I’ve got lots of work to do at my desk, in my cubicle.
Or I can sit there and bask in the stench, which is what I have been doing (and am presently doing), trying not to breathe for 5 or 10 minutes till the air has cleared, but that’s not such a great option either as I’m not so great at holding my breath and I still manage to inhale a substantial quantity of fumes.
I suppose I could pull out a face mask whenever the environment dictates; I hadn’t thought of that till now. I may just do that.
Or I could approach the offending party and ask them to cease and desist their noxious emissions, but that’s not realistic as they’re likely incapable of doing so. Moreover, the culprit could be one of two people: either a very quiet, shy, devout buddhist girl who I believe is a vegetartian, or a large overweight guy who eats double and triple portions of every meal. Clearly he is the more likely suspect, but I’m not sure what I could say to him or if it could make a difference.
Nauseated in Neihu :shocker: