Girlfriend Meets Boyfriend’s Parents For The First Time While Suffering From Terrible Gas!
Meeting your partner’s parents for the first time is always a nerve wracking experience. Between deciding what to wear and what to say we all want to make a good impression and preferably one that doesn’t include gas!
One woman shared her experience on Reddit where she explained about a bad reaction she was having to some new medication while attending her first dinner to meet her boyfriend’s parents. The anonymous woman said that after six months of dating it was finally time to take the next big step with her boyfriend.
Unfortunately the week before the big dinner she’s been prescribed some medication containing penicillin which gave her some rather nasty side effects, including gas. “Most of the time it’s fine, but others, if I don’t let it out, I’ll be in excruciating pain,” she explained.
All was going well with dinner and “his mum cooked a beautiful pot roast, we were all laughing and getting along famously.”
Except pressure was now starting to build up and there was nothing she could do to stop it!
“All of a sudden I started getting the gas cramps so I had no choice but to try to let them out silently and once I started I couldn’t stop,” she wrote.
“Some were louder than I’d hoped, but I didn’t want to step away from the table as we were in the middle of a conversation, I thought it would be rude,” she continued.
Everything seemed to be going okay with the release of gas up until there was a lull in conversation. That’s when everyone heard what sh’ed been trying so hard to conceal.
“It was noticeably loud, but I didn’t think you could tell it was from me,” she said.
Except her boyfriend then decided to ask in front of everyone if she was okay.
“Are you OK? Do you need to use the restroom?”
“I couldn’t believe he would embarrass me in front of his family like that,” she wrote. “The rest of the dinner I was quiet from rage.”
The rest of the night didn’t go much better with the poor woman continuing to let off silent killers with the occasional loud ones. At the end of the evening her boyfriend even had the nerve to drop her off at her place instead of spending the night together.
“He dropped me off at my place after when I was supposed to stay the night at his and he had the audacity to drive with the windows down,” she added.
She ended her post by saying instead of feeling embarrassed, she was angry at her boyfriend for not being more understanding of this medical condition.
“As he’s in the medical profession I thought he’d be more understanding,” she wrote. “We haven’t talked much since Saturday and I’m just wondering Am I the A–hole?”
Commenters were quick to point out that she could’ve just gone to the bathroom to release the gas rather than poisoning everyone at the table!
“I don’t understand why you thought it’s better to fart continuously at the table instead of going to the bathroom,” one person wrote.
“I hate it say it, but [You’re the A–hole],” someone else chimed in. “That’s a really awkward situation to be in, I’m sorry it happened to you. But it’s pretty rude to sit at the table blowing brown kisses all night. Nobody wants air gravy with their pot roast.”
A third person wrote: “Look at the bright side. If you get married, in 20 years you’ll be laughing about this story with your kids. But for right now, you’re just the girl he brought home to meet the parents who thought it would be OK to fart a lot at the dinner table. No matter how well the conversation was going I assure you people would have much rather you’d excused yourself to fart elsewhere. What the heck were you thinking?!?”
After much thought and reflection the woman later admitted that the Reddit commenters had a point.
“I just didn’t think anyone would notice,” she explained. “If it weren’t for that lull in the conversation I don’t think anyone would have been the wiser. But after reading all the posts I understand now that I am in the wrong. I plan to apologise to him tonight to see what I can do to remedy the situation.”