Rick Robinson writes:
This week a female administrative assistant expelled a loud fart at the copy machine which resulted in reactions ranging from curiosity about the sound, to a cultured gaze away from the subject, to uncomtrolled laughter mixed with snorting.
This story reminds me of a previous employment where I assisted in moving copiers as an apprentice repairman. My mentor was at one end of the copier and I at the other, we lifted together, and there expelled an unexpected, uncontrolled, noisy fart. My mentor smiled, grinned from ear-to-ear, and asked, "too much strain, aye?"
I learned the art of timely farting from my grandfather as he found great pleasure in embarassing my grandmother. Her red flushed face was her trademark reaction, even after sixty years of marriage.
Dear Rick ----
I take it that you have things under control now? GK
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