Fin, Finire, Over
Today is the last day of NaBloPoMo. It's been fun, but I'm kind of looking forward to not posting on the weekend, especially as I'll be out of town at my parents' house again. But! I've saved the best topic for last. I have quite the issue for you all today. Are you ready for it? It starts with this confession:
Aaron and I don't pass gas in front of each other.
We've been together going on six years, and we still don't pass gas in each other's presence. Okay, I should clarify that. We try not to pass gas in front of each other. Sometimes one slips out and we can't help it, but, for the most part, we leave the room or something if we're gassy.
I've told a couple of people this lately and they couldn't believe it. A coworker admitted that her husband saves them for her and lets them loose, saying, "Take a listen to this, why don't you," or something similar. Another friend last night said her boyfriend farted in front of her on the first day they knew each other. The other guy at the table passes gas regardless of who is around, so I know that he and his girlfriend don't have this issue. But Aaron and I are reserved in this area, despite how gassy one of us is on a regular basis (the one that is not him has this problem a lot).
I don't know how I'd feel about this if Aaron weren't so insistent on not passing gas in front of me. Would I feel freer if he felt free to let it rip whenever, wherever? Or would I still feel uptight and embarrassed about having gas? Bigger question for the parents out there: do you think we'll get over it when we have a kid? I think that might be the cure to this little problem.
Although, I guess it's not really a problem. As the friend last night was talking about it, she said her boyfriend not only passes gas in front of her, but will do things like fart on her, or the never-expected-or-wanted dutch oven. I'm glad I don't have to deal with these things with Aaron. It's kind of nice not to have to worry about the sneak attack in this particular area that some of my friends admit to having to deal with.
In fact, now that I think about it, I'm pretty pleased with this set-up.