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?!


14 responses

  1. Moody Panties

    wow, what an interesting subject to read about in early morning ! 😛 i believe these things will always be “too personal” for a person to share, unless you are too close with someone.

    October 18, 2010 at 8:23 am

    • In some culture its a normal thing … thats been said am glaaad am not in that culture 🙂

      October 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm

  2. InQuestOf

    Congrats. on the “daring” topic, but I found it needed “illustrating” material..Where’s the photo?

    October 18, 2010 at 8:54 am

    • found it hard to capture one 🙂

      October 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm

  3. hmmm , very interesting subject and i have no answer to ur question 😛
    btw we missed u , its been a while since u posted something

    October 18, 2010 at 11:11 am

    • thanx … wallah its been very busy am not finding much time

      October 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm

  4. Too bad I’m eating my lunch while reading this…yucky! Looool. 😛

    October 18, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    • lol… nothing to feel yucky about 🙂

      October 18, 2010 at 5:55 pm

  5. giggles

    cham mara amur fe mawa8ef chethe and they all react the same way. if people don’t feel comfortable doing it in the bathroom then i don’t know where they feel comfortable doing it.

    October 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    • on the other hand there are those who are comfortable just anywhere 🙂

      October 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm

  6. Summer

    Loool!! I guess he got embarrassed because you know its him that did it!


    October 19, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    • I know … I would feel the same but if we are being rational … it shouldn’t make us feel this way 🙂

      October 21, 2010 at 7:50 am

  7. Lol very interesting subject.. I guess its a cultural thing?! At some cultures its totally fine but here its not we’re very sensitive ;p

    October 22, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    • I know … but the guy was in the toilet .. not in a public place 🙂

      October 23, 2010 at 11:29 am

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