Your first date
is going amazingly well.
Everything is right. The person you’re with possesses all of the attributes you admire, shares your interests, but is also uniquely themself in a way you find tremendously intriguing. And best of all, they clearly feel the same way about you. Then it happens.
Before you can say or do anything about it, a loud, undeniable fart escapes from your body.
How do you deal with it? Do you turn it into a joke? Pretend it never happened? Blame it on someone else? Get indignant and rant about how everyone does it and it’s absurd to consider it something shameful? Or do you run from wherever you are sitting and never look back, lest you turn into a pillar of salt?
As you think about it, let us also ponder a second possibility. What if, while you are sitting there it’s the person you’re with who lets loose with the embarrassing, impossible to ignore blast of human swamp gas?
Do you say anything? Do you think less of them? Are you suddenly filled with doubt and disappointment when just minutes ago you were already considering a long future with them?
As much as they make people laugh, farts are serious business. And it’s time we talked about it and let it all out into the air!