Taking the night air

While absent-mindedly sauntering home the other night from a little Melbourne city gathering, I was shaken from my reverie by a fellow who adopted a strange stance as I approached.

Out of the corner of my eye I noticed that he had lifted one leg from the sidewalk, and swung it sideways, as though it was a pendulum starting its outward journey. At the same time he brought his knee forward and twisted his foot out in an arc. To complete the contortions he leant forward and arched his back thrusting his backside to the night air.

I presume this strange display was to facilitate the escape of wind, because he let rip with an enormous fart and accompanied its dying stages with a mighty groan of relief, and a loud Excuse Me to the street in general.

I wouldnt normally have given a second thought to this but for the demonstration of good manners at the end. Its a reminder what a proper upbringing, and a private school education can bring.

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Patrick
Patrick
13 years ago

Its a reminder what a proper upbringing, and a private school education can bring.

Presumably, your grammar is also such a reminder?

Rex
Rex
13 years ago

No. I didn’t go to Grammar.

Guido
13 years ago

Ahh, that’s Melbourne for you!

Niall
13 years ago

Hey…..everyone farts. Some simply aren’t prudish about it. I have to wonder at the gymnastics though.

Francis Xavier Holden
13 years ago

I didn’t realise you were walking behind me.