Is Flatulence Wrong???

@LadyMarissa (12160)
United States
March 20, 2009 7:21pm CST
http://www.foxcarolina.com/education/18973133/detail.html#- When I saw this on the news tonight I was dumbfounded. I've known people who can make the noise with their hand or arm pit, but I've never know anyone who could do it on demand including the smell. The kid is swearing it wasn't him but another kid on the bus. Do you think this kid should be thrown off the bus??? Why or why not??? I'm sure that there are a lot worse things going on on that bus. Being banned from the bus seems like an extreme solution to the problem to me. It's so hard to keep the kids in school as it is without banning them from their major form of transportation. I may be wrong, but I can see this kid dropping out of school using this as his excuse. OK, tell me what you think???
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
21 Mar 09
After reading this, it is official the world has gone mad. No matter if he can do it on demand, that is no reason to be kicked off the school bus. Everyone does this. Would we be sacked from a job for this ? I think not although it would make for an interesting court case
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
YES, it is official. I almost got to see that exact case go to court. I was working with a young lady whose doctor had put on some meds for depression. One of the side effects of the meds was gas. Well, those meds caused her to pass gas all day after she had been on them for several days. The other girls in the office went to the manger & demanded that she be fired. Fortunately the manager wasn't totally stupid & knew he had no grounds to fire her as she was doing her job!!!
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
21 Mar 09
That is an interesting story. It just goes to show how some people will react to a situation like that, without knowing all the facts.
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• United States
21 Mar 09
I cant believe they kicked that boy off the bus for that. When I was riding the bus kids would get kicked off for like a day for stuff like that and I couldn't believe it because some kids only have the bus as a way to and from school. They should be thinking of other ways to punish a kid for stupid little stuff like that. My first bus driver when I was really little used to make you have an assigned seat if you got in trouble and that made the problems go away better.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
This just seems soooo freakin whacked out to me!!! I don't have a solution to the problem, but somebody in Florida is being paid BIG bucks to tackle a problem like this!!!
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• United States
21 Mar 09
they shouldn't be punishing the kid at all. he passed gas...get over it. its a natural body function
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@littleowl (7157)
22 Mar 09
A long time ago when I was living with my ex fiancee he could do this on demand and thought it was really funny-mainly as he knew it wound me up..so it is possible to do this..but being banned from the bus..well I agree with you it is totally ridiculous..what are people thinking of truly...littleowl
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
22 Mar 09
Could he really conjure one up on demand or was he just extremely gassy & used them to his advantage...knowing that it drive you crazy???
@suzzy3 (8352)
21 Mar 09
little boys fart and burp on demand it is what they do.unpleasant yes I think the bus driver should have put out a general threat that if anyone does it again they will get a letter sent home to their parents,that will stop it,if I was the parent banning my kid from getting to school we would have to see what the local authorites say about it,has he got the right to stop a child getting to school ,I think not.xxx
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
22 Mar 09
If this kid was such a big problem, why didn't the bus driver report him to the authorities at school. A letter to his parents stating this is the problem & if it doesn't stop he will be banned from riding the bus would surely have taken care of the problem. Since most parents work, I'm sure they would have taken the matter up with the kid. I've seen little boys (& girls) who are able to burp on command. (I used to be one of them when in grammar school.) But I have NEVER met a kid that could fart on command. That takes a little cooperation from Mother Nature!!! When fake burping the kid swallows air to expel. Even the worst kid I've ever kept was unable to suck air up his/her rear. It takes some natural gassy buildup. So, I seriously doubt that this kid is guilty as charged. Of course that also means that it is highly unlikely that some other kid did it just to set him up. I feel that there is much more to this story than has been either discovered or released!!! Oh well, I guess it will all come out in the wash!!!
• United States
21 Mar 09
No, I think the bus driver is wrong for kicking the kid off the bus. I think the parents of this kid should make a 'stink' about it.
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@suzzy3 (8352)
21 Mar 09
Very funny you have made me laugh.xx
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
21 Mar 09
There's nothing wrong with a natural bodily function. But if someone is doing it on purpose with the aim of disrupting a place or making people uncomfortable that is wrong and needs to be stopped. Don't we try to teach our children manners and expect them to practice them? This boy or whoever did it needs to be punished for their bad manners and not do something like that anymore. If his parents handle this right I don't see him dropping out of school but becoming very successful. After all, hard lessons like this can really inspire a child to excel if they are handled properly.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I have NEVER farted on purpose. It is ONLY possible with the appropriate amount of gas...dayum near impossible to create on demand. So I find this whole thing silly & stupid!!! I feel the bus driver should be relieved of his duties for failure to lead!!!
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@jeneias (608)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I think that is so ignorant. Flatulence is a natural thing....I don't mean to sound funny, but if you DON'T fart, then you have a serious problem going on inside your body. Flatulence is our body's way of getting all that waste out. Why do you think it hurts when you hold it? Anyway, going back to the article...I understand that it could be a disturbance, but if the kid cannot help it, or if he has my mentality (he HAS to do it), then I see no reason to ban this kid from the bus. Also I do not think it is humanly possible to MAKE yourself fart. Please, anyone, correct me if I'm wrong. But I do not believe it is possible. Therefore, this kid has done nothing wrong. At all. Those people are ridiculous for banning him from the bus.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
My Dad's side of the family are Kings of the Art of Farting & even they could not force one on command. I believe the bus driver here has a real deep emotional problem & think he should be removed from his job!!! It's obvious he can't lead young children.
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• Philippines
21 Mar 09
that is harsh. even if it is that boy again that farts, of course, farting is uncontrollable and is a natural phenomenon. that bus driver is sooo wicked to kick that boy off the bus.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
Yes...very wicked!!!
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Mar 09
Boys fart and think that it is funny period! I think that the driver is succumbing to his "Little Hitler" side and needs to get a life. Banning Jonathan from the bus for a few days may make him think again, but wouldn't a grown up conversation about his "problem" have been much more helpful.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
Yes, it would. How can we expect our children to act like adults when our adults act like children??? My guess is that the bus driver hates his job!!!
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@beeeckie (803)
• United States
21 Mar 09
What if the kid has a medical condition, like IBS, or Crohn's, or ulcerative colitis (etc etc etc there are lots of ways our gastric systems can screw us over in life)? What if it hurts for him NOT to rip one out every once and again in public? What amazes me is that it seems his classmates don't tease him for it? At least in this article, it doesn't go into the social stigma, lol, they just seem interested in the fact this poor kid seems to reek. And now the entire planet knows.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
Oh yes, there could be tons of unknown reason why this child might possibly have a real problem. Atleast they didn't print his picture!!!
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21 Mar 09
Hi LadyM, I think its very wrong to be banned from the school as its a natural thing anyway, he jusgt got a bad diet and its not as if no else does it, I'm sorry but this is getting too silly, what is wrong with people anyway they are just kids for crying out loud, we all do it smell or no smell. Tamara
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I don't feel he should be banned either. It's virtually impossible to fake a f@rt...especially by including the odor. Plus, there is no proof that he was the one doing it. His parents should be on this like white on rice!!!
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@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
21 Mar 09
I have often wondered why flatulence became such a bad thing. If people do not get rid of wind in their bodies it can become trapped, cause constipation and can kill if it gets around the heart. I have had terrible pain from trapped wind many times in my life. I have known many men who had no problem with relieving themselves of this problem. I do not see why it is any reason to penalise someone. Certainly it seems unfair to ban him from the school bus just because of it.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
Not sure how it became bad. However, young children who can't even talk will laugh when they hear someone pass gas. I have also noticed that it is considered a manly sport of which ladies are not supposed to participate. I've always heard that if you hold them in, it will make your head explode
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@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I think they over reacted to this situation. We all pass gas, and sometimes it stinks. Though, I see that it can be a distrubance, but oh well, hold your nose and move on. It seems there are many other things that should be going on to improve our schools than telling a child he done wrong for passing some gas, and at that, he said he didn't do it. I will probably be the only one that will admit this but if I passed gas and it stunk up that whole bus, you bet'cha I'd be claiming that one, lol... (humor)
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
My ex husband always blamed it on the dog!!! He said it was the only reason he even wanted a dog. YES, he was sick!!!
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• United States
21 Mar 09
I think that they need to find out what is really going on. If this is the first time then it is not ok, but if they have brought a stink bomb or some other object that can produce a smell then there is justification. This report tells none of these things and so I think that the bus driver is in the wrong.
@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I don't know if the bus driver is really wrong, but I don't think it is being handled right!!! There has to be a better way to handle this. I've seen too many kids set up another kid just for the fun of it. The evidence just doesn't seem to fit in my mind.
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• United States
21 Mar 09
So after i went though a 20 minute long fit of laughter over this story I began to think about this logically. You cant pass gas on purpose. there has to be a gassy build up that needs to escape before you can pass gas. Should the boy have been kicked off the bus? NO. Breaking wind is a natural body function. and im sorry but no matter how much one holds it its eventually going to come out. I would be more or less wondering what the real culprit of the soiled air has been eating. This could be something that can be handled with a simple change in diet. Honestly i think that the driver is wrong. Kicking someone off the bus because they have a gas problem is just WAY out of line. If he was committing acts of violence such as punching someone and the like...then the said consequences at issue here would not only be appropriate, but also unavoidable.
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@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
21 Mar 09
Not only is it hard to keep in but if you do try you can end up with health problems. I think it is ridiculous to punish someone for a body function that cannot be helped.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I agree with both of you!!! I have NEVER known anyone who f@rts on purpose & causes it to happen at will. I have known many who used a wet arm pit to recreate the sound or could get the sound from pressing the palms of their hands together. Of course, I grew up with the wonderful invention...The Whoopi Cushion!!! This whole article really makes me feel like calling together ALL the guys I knew from high school to get together in front of the bus driver's house & play him a song!!!
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• India
21 Mar 09
hahhah its a funny and serious news, and what can i think it a nature event that can't be controlled as we wishes..... so what to tell???????
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
They are almost impossible to control whether trying to emit one or hold it in!!!
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@lvjunjie (80)
• China
21 Mar 09
HOW can you blame the kids ?they are very natural .if you are at the age of them,i believe you down the same things ,right ? i feel a little pity about the children who are dropped out of the shool .so to bless them who are in trouble .
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