The Shame of Breaking the Wind
It’s not due to a lack of interesting subjects that I am writing this but rather due to an uncomfortable experience at work…
At the doors to the toilets at work I bumped into my colleague.. a much much older guy wearing the dishdasha and qutra and looked smart for work (unlike urs truly) .. we exchanged our ‘salams’ and took our separate ways, me to the right partitioned toilet and he to the left one separated only by a thin Aluminium partition that for some reason does not extend from ceiling to floor leaving our shoes and pants exposed to the public (well maybe the too curios public) .. As I was disposing my 1.5 L of H2O intake … I heard it!
Upon our exit I felt that my colleague was somewhat embarrassed .. he stormed out quickly (atleast I thought he did) and he looked uncomfortable .. this made me think why does an innocent sound in its right environment make us feel ashamed? we are all human and we know how our bodies react and work so why do we feel this way when we break the silence with what can only be described as ‘normal behavior’ … even in toilets and bathrooms if we feel that we are not alone and somone is around then we become uncomfortable not realizing that we are not disrespecting anyone because we are in the right place .. how come such an innocent action has such control over us ?
And for some disturbing reason it made me think how nerve racking this must be for the ‘Queen’ ..can she loose the rspect of her entire staff with a break of a wind?!