Is it Rude To Fart When Someone Is Eating?

Sometimes, when you gotta fart, you just gotta fat. That’s all there is to it.

But, is it rude to fart when someone is eating? Read on below and explore the full answer!

Is it Rude To Fart When Someone Is Eating?

It seems like a reasonable question, right? You’d be surprised! So, is it rude? 

Of course, it is rude to fart when someone is eating! That’s why you should get up and move away or try and hold it.

Even if you are eating with friends and family that you are perfectly comfortable with, farting while someone is eating is still very rude and uncalled for.

How Rude Is it?

Farting when someone is eating rates 9 out of 10 on the rude meter. The only reason farting while someone is eating doesn’t rate 10 on our meter is that sometimes you simply can’t help it. 

When gas needs to find a way out, most of the time it will do just that (despite your desperate attempts to keep it bottled up inside).

Why is it Rude?

Would you like to eat while inhaling the fragrant aroma of something someone else ate minutes, hours, or days before? No? Well, neither would most people, and that is exactly why it is rude to fart when someone is eating.

As a mature adult, you should always do your best to not fart while people are eating, and set an example to others.

We don’t want a bunch of mini-mes running around farting in people’s faces while they are trying to enjoy a meal, now do we?

Other Options to Do Instead

There are a few other options to do instead of farting when someone is eating:

  • Excuse yourself from the table and go as far away as possible before farting
  • Quickly head towards the bathroom and hope that you can get inside and shut the door before farting
  • Try your hardest to hold your gas until later
  • Squeeze tight and let it out slowly so that it is hopefully quiet

Common Questions

Is it normal to fart while eating?

Farting while eating isn’t strange, though it is often seen as rude, crude, and uncalled for. There are very few excuses for farting while eating if you have company. Simply get up and go fart somewhere else.

Is it ok to fart at the table?

It is not ok to fart at the dinner table under any circumstances. That is not to say that it doesn’t happen, or that it is the end of the world when it does occur. But, it is not nice to do so and you should do everything in your power to avoid doing so.

Is it alright to burp while eating?

It isn’t odd to burp while eating, but it may be seen as rude. That said, in some countries, it is indeed polite to burp at the end of the meal. In fact, in some cultures, if you do not burp after a meal, it is considered rude.