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letitrip Thu 04-Aug-16 22:12:06

Have NC for this! No beating about the bush - I get trapped wind at work - all that sitting down don't yer know. The only thing to do is let it go. But I find this sooo embarrassing in the thin walled toilet cubicles at work.

Sometimes I guiltily sneak into the disabled toilet just for the extra sound proofing. That or loud coughing.

How does everyone else manage?

Fluffsnuts Thu 04-Aug-16 22:15:58

I'm dreading going back to work. Since having a baby I have absolutely no control over my wind (or anything else down there blush).

letitrip Thu 04-Aug-16 22:16:59

Or is everyone else silent but deadly. Or not even need to break wind at work. Or indeed anywhere else other than the privacy of their own soundproofed privvy

letitrip Thu 04-Aug-16 22:19:18

Maybe Tenalady could do some sound proof pants

PurpleDaisies Thu 04-Aug-16 22:21:38

leti trapped wind is not a disability. You shouldn't get using the disabled toilet.

letitrip Thu 04-Aug-16 22:25:05

Even if it is not being used by anyone else?

OddBoots Thu 04-Aug-16 22:28:51

Is there anywhere you could go for an outside lunchtime walk and let your gas out in the process?

letitrip Thu 04-Aug-16 22:34:36

I don't have a lunch hour sad. I work part time. But even if I did, I still wonder what everyone else does. I have always felt inhibited about poo noises in a public toilet so just wondered what you all do as I never hear such noises coming from other cubicles. Does everyone else hang on till they get home?

auldfuckingspinster Thu 04-Aug-16 22:44:08

I go into the back of the stationery cupboard or let one go when I'm crossing the road.

SabineUndine Thu 04-Aug-16 22:47:01

Everyone uses the disabled loos where I work. The cubicles in the ordinary loos give you NO privacy. You might as well be going in public. Everyone can hear and smell everything.

letitrip Thu 04-Aug-16 22:47:35

Ahh yes - thank goodness for loud motorbikes

letitrip Thu 04-Aug-16 22:49:52

In t'olden days maybe there would have been some kind of thick walled loo EU directive for modest farters workers

AliceInUnderpants Thu 04-Aug-16 22:50:01

Don't use the fucking disabled access toilet if you aren't fucking disabled. It's not hard is it?

AtSea1979 Thu 04-Aug-16 22:53:44

Alice you have no idea what environment the OP works in.
At my last place everyone used the disabled loo, as one there was no one disabled who worked there and two it was the only toilet on the second floor.

letitrip Thu 04-Aug-16 22:54:46

No need to be angry Alice. Why does it matter if no one else needs to use it? I have never emerged from it to a queue of people.

applesvpears Thu 04-Aug-16 22:55:18

Don't use the fucking disabled access toilet if you aren't fucking disabled. It's not hard is it?
Oh come on give OP a break, I am sure she is not using it if there is a queue of disabled people waiting to get in there hmm

AliceInUnderpants Thu 04-Aug-16 22:55:24

AtSea I couldn't give a shiny shit if it were the only toilet in the street. It is for use by people with disabilities.

applesvpears Thu 04-Aug-16 22:56:14

Maybe she considers her wind problem as a disability grin

letitrip Thu 04-Aug-16 22:57:30

Alice - this is beside the point. If there are no people with disabilities who need to use it then it would just stand there empty.

letitrip Thu 04-Aug-16 23:00:42

Is my wind a problem? Am I the only person on MN who needs to fart and feels embarrassed about doing this in an environment where others can hear? Its quite hard to do a loud one and then emerge to meet up with a collegue washing hands knowing that you need to have a serious discussion with them about their budget/ HR problems etc

CanadaMoose Thu 04-Aug-16 23:00:52

Maybe her wind problem causes such anxiety that it could be classed as GAD and she therefore should be using the disabled toilet. It's a toilet, not a life preserver.

lovelilies Thu 04-Aug-16 23:04:58

Get a grip Alice, it's an empty toilet. She's hardly shoving disabled people out of the way to go in there and fart ffs.

lovelilies Thu 04-Aug-16 23:06:14

As an aside, I had to let one go the other day at post natal yoga. I did apologise but just got hmm looks sad

letitrip Thu 04-Aug-16 23:10:55

lovelilies flowers. I am always reading stuff about how many times a day people need to fart but still can't work out how everyone holds it in and when they do it. Is there a peak gas release about 7pm when everyone gets home from work?

Seriously, trapped wind really hurts and once you let rip it feels zillions times better.

Boogers Thu 04-Aug-16 23:13:57

letitrip you are not the only one who does this. Going to the toilet, sitting down comfortably in the knowledge no one else is in the room and then suddenly your massive fart followed by diarrhoea has to be delayed by some other bugger coming into your toilet! Not a problem, you think. They wee, you hear the paper being pulled from the holster, the toilet flushes, your bum gives way a little, just one more minute until they've washed their hands... and then someone else comes in - the bastard! - and the floodgates close again.

Trick is to let loose when the first person is washing their hands and using the hand dryer as you'll be done by the time the next person has done. And if you're not, so what? We all fart, we all poo, and it all stinks. Even your boss! smile

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