Ok what’s the story here. Was in class today and all of a sudden one of my students let loose with an emazingly loud fart, right next to me mind you
Nobody blinked an eyelid. I couldn’t believe it. “Get to the back of the classroom!! Do you do that in your house?” “well yeah” he innocently replied (therefore rebuffing my well drilled “well don’t do it in my house routine”) Rather than punish him, I though I’d first get the general conscencious from the others that he shouldn’t have done it. No cigar, the whole class, unpeturbed by my obvious annoyance of the situation, all claimed they’d do the same under identical circumstances
FOOTNOTE: His name - Happy, but I guaretee, nobody was smiling.
Now I’m no grouch and more than anybody love to have a joke, but letting rip in a public place pushes the limit.
It got me thinking of one time I was at my fiancees parents house. Her old man was on the phone deeply in conversation, then slam bam thankyou mam, he skillfully tuned out one of the most composed of musicly sounding farts I’d ever heard. It’s possible that some in the more Southern of parts in Taiwan heard something that day. It went on for a good minute, and in doing he didn’t drop a word of conversation. A masterful feat by any a man. I didn’t want to appear “rude” by laughing, caughing or even choking, so I sat there in silence, holding my breath for dear life, a pretty hard feat when only a meter or so away. It was like trying not to laugh in church. Ever tried that?
Is this a culture thing, I know everbody passes wind, but timing is paramount yeah. The kids are claiming “it’s natural”, yeah I’ll give you natural ‘pop quiz, take out your books’