Okay, let’s accept this little fact before we get into this silly thought I had today: Everyone farts. I think there’s a book on it, even. I once bought a dinosaur book for my nephew that illustrates the potential sounds that various dinosaur farts might have had, and how their poop might have looked (because everyone poops, too, you know). A nurse once talked to a group of us about how something like ten farts a day suggests a healthy body and diet for humans.
Makes you want to start keeping track, doesn’t it? 😛
Now that we have that out of the way, the thought I had today. Have you ever left someone that sad present in an elevator? (Dreadful idea, I know!) The poisonous trap, provided especially for you by a stranger.
I was all alone in the elevator today, just going up one floor (the stairs are inaccessible, unfortunately). I had actually seen only two other people even in the building so far in the day, and no one was around when I got on the elevator. No one is usually around on the floor where I was getting off the elevator. Even still, when a bit of gas presented its desire to escape, I hesitated – I guess it’s just that engrained in me not to let it go in an elevator. Seeing as no one was around, though, I went ahead and let it slide. (I guess that’s literal, too.) It was small, I could tell, and so harmless in almost any setting, anyway.
When the doors opened, and I began to walk out of the elevator, releasing the end of my internal chemistry class experiment, I was presented with a man in the hallway… and he walked directly into the elevator! I think I couldn’t have opened my eyes any wider as I considered the situation while I walked down the hall. I barely even saw the man, because we were walking in opposite directions, and I had to turn the corner almost immediately. But he was there, and he went straight into the elevator.
I just left him a present in the elevator, went through my mind. And I laughed instantly. Naturally…
My only solace was that it was definitely a small fart and he was only going a maximum of one floor… so, there was a chance that he might not even notice it.
But there was also totally a chance that he would notice it and would know exactly what had happened: a friendly stranger had left him a present in the elevator. Face in palms… 😛
So, have you ever done it? This was definitely my first. I think so, anyway.
Have a great night, folks!