Friday, 24 August 2012

It Sounds Different Without Teeth, Doesn't It?

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An old friend of mine used to get great amusement from farting in public. The louder the fart, the better. If no one seemed to take notice, the whole experience was a wasted effort as far as he was concerned. Places like crowded coffee shops were his favourite. And if he could make others think that YOU were the flatulence offender instead of him, sort of a ventriloquist fart, well then he was especially proud of himself. It was always an interesting experience going for coffee with this friend. Some days you just wanted to crawl behind a newspaper, and once I actually did do just that. Still, I enjoyed my friend's company.

One winter day he and I and another mutual friend were sitting in a coffee shop chatting about who knows what when an older gentleman, taking a break from his job as a snowplow operator, asked if he could join us at our table. "Of course you may," we said.

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He was a friendly gentleman and we enjoyed each other's company. Then, wouldn't you know it, part way through one of our guest's stories, my friend lets out a fart which, had it been much louder, I'm sure would have rattled the windows behind us. As I started to smirk, the old gentleman interrupted his story just long enough to say, "It sounds different without teeth, doesn't it?" He then continued on with his story as if nothing had happened.

Well we roared with laughter. None of us were expecting a come-back like that, and if memory serves me correctly, my friend's sphincter remained silent the rest of the evening.

Why do I tell you this? I do so in part because I firmly believe that most of us could tell our own story or two of this funny but often still socially unacceptable phenomenon, farting in public.  I also do so because I was reminded of the event when I came across another very funny fart story. If you have a twisted sense of humour like me, you owe it to yourself to check out this link:

The Fart that Almost Altered My Destiny

A bad sense of humour
is better than no sense of humour

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