Every 15-20 lbs or so I need to retool some aspect of my diet. Â Around 265 I noted my lunches were a bit large so I transitioned to getting soup from the cafeteria and using fresh fruit and granola bars to round out the meal. Â My granola bar of choice is FiberOne Chocolate which has seriously upped the fiber in my diet at the cost of me farting like a champ. Â This upped fart frequency coupled with the fact that my farts now sound like a duck call has led me to stop conversations, walk over to the fume hood, make a strange face, and returned with my pressure equilibrated.
This went on for a week or two until my boss called me into his office.
Boss: You’ve been farting up a storm.
Me: I know, that’s why I’ve taken to the fume hood.
Boss: And we thank you for that. Â But that hood contains hydrogen sulfide test equipment [H2S is the primary odorant in flatus, the fancy term for gas].
Me: It’s a sealed system.
Boss: But if it gets in and messes up readings, how do we log it?
Me: …human input error.
Boss: Â Good, as long as we have a plan.