Sunday, January 13, 2008


I just went to the grocery store down the street to get some stationery to write a letter to my daughter and the strangest thing happened.

First you must know that there is a growing population of Russian immigrants moving into our city and that near the grocery store is a church where, on Sunday nights they hold services that are given in their language.

So, as I'm looking up and down the aisles trying to find where they might hide things like stationery, I notice this one very prim and proper looking older woman perusing the magazine rack. She was wearing a nice dress with dark leggings and a dark, woolen winter coat. Very church-like attire. And as I pass her by she rips a big, loud fart! I am SO not kidding!! She didn't so much as flinch or move a muscle (at least not visibly). Is that just part of the culture?

It was the grossest, funniest thing I've experienced in a long, long time.
Thought I'd share it with you all. :)


McSwain said...
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McSwain said...

Hmmmm.... Well, I spent some time in Russia once upon a blue moon ago. Old ladies in dark leggings and wool coats, yes. Usually with head scarves. I don't remember public farting being a popular way to pass the time, though. No, that would be more the sport of the men in my family.

Ame said...


Ya know ... it's a good thing a little child wasn't around ... there would have most certainly been a comment a few decibles above "normal!"

(btw - I answered your comment on my blog within the comments. Let me know if you have anymore questions and if I answered what you were asking.)

Rachel said...

Hahahahahehehehehahhahahahha! You kill me!

Lori said...

Well, I've heard in some countries it shows good manners to belch at the table...meaning, "The food was wonderful!" However, I'm just not sure how this one would translate!