Do some people (physically) lack the ability to burp/fart discreetly?
Okay, I know this certain person who never hesitates to burp or fart in public, and is totally without shame about the whole thing. Her argument is that it's unhealthy to hold it in. Fine. Erasmus was of the same position, but even in the rude 15th century, he stressed the importance of removing yourself from the general company before breaking wind.
Anyway, I'm not soliciting opinions on whether or not this is rude behavior or not, I have little doubt that most people will be in accord on that note.
It's this: She expels gas from both ends at maximum volume. Heads turn when she does it on a heavily-trafficked street. This drives me bugshit crazy. I figure if she must, at least be quiet about it. She claims she can't. I think she just gets perverse pleasure out of being rude in public. I mean, we're talking about exclamatory parps here. And Barney Gumble type eructations.
I think her claim of inability to sneek it out quietly from either end is bullshit. There are voluntary muscles involved that can easily be prevented from vibrating like a boomcar's subwoofer, right? People produce gas, and release it fairly regularly. If people commonly lacked the ability to muffle that business, we'd never go to theatre without being assaulted by the sound of resonating sphincters and esophaguses, right?
Or am I just being a tightass?