In many cultures, farting is seen as impolite and dirty.
But when your intestines feel like they're churning to the point where you feel sick, you know it's unhealthy if you don't let it go. If a bathroom is not close by and you're in a public setting, what do you do? Or what if your fart happens to be let out by accident?
Whatever the case may be, here are some helpful tips for those who are afraid to let it rip in public.
Mitigate the smell
If you're carrying perfume, cologne, or any other strong-smelling product with you, release that strong-smelling odor before you release your foul one.
If you're not prepared, try walking by somewhere that smells bad, for example the seafood aisle or trash cans.
Play the blame game
This one may be the most burdening thing on your conscience, but for those who feel completely mortified by passing gas, you'll have to opt for this one. According to P.J. Whitehill, the author of Catch That and Paint it Purple: A Complete Guide to Farting, there should at least be three people in your vicinity to place the blame on.
No one will agree on where the smell or sound came from, so all you need to create is that "aura of suspicion". The trick here is to wait for someone to smell it first, then act like you're disgusted. You're probably familiar with the saying, "He who smelt it dealt it."
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