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To ask loudly if someone needs the toilet!

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stayingaliveisawayoflife Mon 01-Apr-19 07:07:21

Am on the train and someone near me has done a silent and deadly. It is vile! Should I do what I do in my classroom and ask very loudly if someone needs to go to the toilet!

BeanBag7 Mon 01-Apr-19 07:08:23

Short answer, no.

Livedandlearned Mon 01-Apr-19 07:09:57

Yes but you must stand at the front of the carriage first.

Namechangeymcnamechange11 Mon 01-Apr-19 07:10:04

No one is going to admit to it!

GarthFunkel Mon 01-Apr-19 07:25:03

Ah like the time I was watching the DC's swimming lesson being irritated by this dad sitting next to me who was shuffling around in his seat into me and bouncing his restless legs around into me The lady on the other side leant over and said 'someone needs the toilet' grin

RobinHumphries Mon 01-Apr-19 07:39:59

Maybe that person has a stoma and can’t help it

Bezalelle Mon 01-Apr-19 07:50:25

Only on MN ^ hmm

Reddragonqueen Mon 01-Apr-19 07:54:10

Please be kind, don't embarrass someone like that

donajimena Mon 01-Apr-19 07:56:58

I thought my colleague had dropped his guts the other day. It turns out it was his sausage mcmuffin.

tympanic Mon 01-Apr-19 08:00:07

Do it! I dare you! And use your best shrill schoolmarm voice when you do!

Stinkytoe Mon 01-Apr-19 08:00:07

Smelly wind doesn’t automatically mean someone needs the loo

Neptunesgiraffe Mon 01-Apr-19 08:02:57

Haha! I think people will think you did it, if you draw attention to it. As they used to say at my school, "the one that smelt it, dealt it!"

InfiniteCurve Mon 01-Apr-19 08:10:18

No,that's just mean.
Getting older seems to have screwed my digestion and the balance between not enough fibre/ too much has got tricky - result,sometimes problems such as you describe,despite my best efforts.
I know it's horrible,I hate it myself,I'm trying to fix it.Having public attention drawn to it would,just don't.
It's not deliberate and it's not funny - why mention it?

TapasForTwo Mon 01-Apr-19 08:13:49

It's April fool's day. The OP is a fool grin

SimonJT Mon 01-Apr-19 08:14:58

Are you on the central line by any chance?!

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Mon 01-Apr-19 08:16:43

Its worrying thaf you embarress the children you teach in such away.

Even more embarressing that you'd consider doing it on the train


TapasForTwo Mon 01-Apr-19 08:22:07

"Its worrying that you embarrass the children you teach in such away."

I agree. What a horrible thing to do hmm

BlueMerchant Mon 01-Apr-19 08:24:55

Tempting...but no.grin
We do not know circumstances.

HoneysuckIejasmine Mon 01-Apr-19 08:26:20

Its worrying that you embarrass the children you teach in such away.


PregnantSea Mon 01-Apr-19 08:28:03

I would think you were covering your own tracks if you made such a song and dance about it...

Can you fart back in retaliation? Just don't push too hard...

pollyhampton Mon 01-Apr-19 08:28:41

As someone with a new stoma I would be mortified. I'm still struggling to get used to it and this sort of post makes me not want to leave the house.

EleanorOalike Mon 01-Apr-19 08:30:10

Please don’t. I know three people with stoma bags, two adults who had cancer and a young child who has a disability and this would be a horrible, insensitive thing to do to them. They can’t help the odd smell escaping and all three are very self conscious about it.

Science9 Mon 01-Apr-19 08:36:40

Should I do what I do in my classroom and ask very loudly if someone needs to go to the toilet!

Do you really do this in your classroom? Embarrassing children like that really unkind. Some people cannot help it

Gwenhwyfar Mon 01-Apr-19 08:40:04

Why would you embarrass someone about an unavoidable human function. Yes, I've learnt from MN that the rest of you can control it - I can't.

Livingoncake Mon 01-Apr-19 09:05:25

Please don’t. As PPs have mentioned, some people really can’t help it and are embarrassed enough.

Also, Miss Manners (or is it Emily Post? One of the old-school etiquette mavens, anyway) states that the correct way to behave when someone has obviously passed wind is to simply carry on as if it hasn’t happened. Just ignore it entirely. When kids in my class moan about someone’s lingering fart smell, I tell them it’s bad manners to draw attention to it and to get on with their work.

Farts are part of life. Especially on public transport.

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