Man sues for $1.3 million over boss’s ‘stinky’ farts

  
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Man sues for $1.3 million over boss’s ‘stinky’ farts

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Can regular farting equal bullying?

An appeals court in Australia will have to decide based on a nearly $1.3 million lawsuit filed in 2017 by the former employee of a construction company, who refers to his ex-boss as “Mr. Stinky.”

David Hingst, a 56-year-old former engineer of Melbourne’s Construction Engineering, says supervisor Greg Short would enter Hingst’s small, windowless office to fart “five or six times a day” as part of a larger conspiracy to terminate his employment, the Washington Post reports.

Before Hingst was eventually laid off, “I would be sitting with my face to the wall and he would come into the room … fart behind me and walk away,” the engineer says, per News.com.au, adding he eventually sprayed deodorant at his superior.

“I may have done it once or twice, maybe … but I can’t recall,” Short told the Supreme Court of Victoria last year.

He said if he had farted on or near Hingst, it was not with bad intentions, per the New York Daily News. The court also heard of alleged phone calls in which Short called Hingst “an idiot,” per the BBC, but ultimately Justice Rita Zammit dismissed the suit last April, noting there was “some inappropriate behavior in the office, including passing wind,” but that it “would not necessarily amount to bullying.”

Hingst appealed, and the Court of Appeal heard his claims of harassment, psychiatric trauma, and “severe stress” on Monday. “[Short] thrusted his bum at me while he’s at work,” he told the judges, per News.com.au. A ruling is expected Friday. (This lawsuit claimed a US man was fired for farting too much.)

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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    4 months ago

Back in the late 90's I placed the remote flatulent machine in the cabinet under the tv in the customer waiting area. A rather large woman sat down next to her rather large daughter. I hit the remote and the Mom turned to her daughter and said, "Don't do that here, go use the damn restroom."  Of course I waited a few minutes and hit it again! Mom turned to her daughter and started smacking her, "I told you dammit, go use the damn restroom."

I've always felt a little guilty about that so I just have to get that off my chest.......

A couple weeks later i relocated it in one of the employees filing cabinets, he was recently divorced and had eyes for a woman he was completing paper work for. He stood up and bent over and to get a file and I hit the button with perfect timing.

He had no choice but to apologize with his flushed face.

We remodeled and it's still somewhere in the ceiling where it was placed last but the batteries are dead so I can't find it. I still have the remote and every once in while i find it and have a laugh.

 
 
 
squiggy
2  squiggy    4 months ago

There are even people around who will put Liquid Ass on a dollar bill, then leave it in an aisle.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
2.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  squiggy @2    4 months ago

I have no problem picking up a dollar that smells and spending it.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
2.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.1    4 months ago
I have no problem picking up a dollar that smells and spending it.

Just assume it's spent some time in a "Gentleman's Club" and move on...

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
2.1.2  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.1.1    4 months ago

I remember reading somewhere that a large percentage of our currency contains trace amounts of cocaine.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
2.1.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.1.2    4 months ago
I remember reading somewhere that a large percentage of our currency contains trace amounts of cocaine

Indeed, most paper money is about as sanitary as a motel bedspread...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.1.2    4 months ago

definitely fecal matter

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.5  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.4    4 months ago

But not as bad as these in restaurants:

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I call these fecal mints. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.5    4 months ago

and beer nuts or pretzels in a bowl on a bar

 
 
 
Sunshine
3  Sunshine    4 months ago

Anyone who can fart that many times a day needs a doctor.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Sunshine @3    4 months ago
Anyone who can fart that many times a day needs a doctor.

You've never been around a "senior" have you?  jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

But, (pun intended) it's not truly their fault as it's not necessarily intentional.  Seniors just don't digest all the food and then "methane" develops, and there's only one escape route for it and it takes it.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1    4 months ago

A senior in my family lets one loose every time he takes a step. Of course, there is the constant burping that goes along with constant burping. It's a symphony!

 
 
 
Sunshine
4  Sunshine    4 months ago
You've never been around a "senior" have you?

My mother, she is 87, always tries to blame her dog.  

If I wanted to run into someone's office and fart, I don't think I could hold it till I got there. jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Sunshine @4    4 months ago
If I wanted to run into someone's office and fart, I don't think I could hold it till I got there.

I guess you never heard of corks and what they're for!!  jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sunshine @4    4 months ago
My mother, she is 87, always tries to blame her dog.  

A young man gets invited over to his new girlfriends family's house for dinner one night and within a few minutes of sitting down realizes he has some serious gas. After already excusing himself twice to go to the bathroom, the young man feels the pressure build again, but this time notices the family dog has wandered over and sat beneath his chair. Taking a risk, he carefully releases the pressure, which while fairly quiet, is a real paint peeler. Upon smelling the foul stench the father at the other end of the table says "Rover! Get out of here! Go on, out with you!". The young man sighs with relief as the dog takes the blame and sulks out of the room. A little while later, the dog returns, and so does the gas pressure. Once again, the young man lets loose with the dog beneath him, and once again the father yells "Rover! Get out of here! Go on, out with you!". Just as dinner is wrapping up, once again the pressure returns as does the dog, and the young man let's it really go this time, a low earthquake-like rumble coming from beneath his chair, to which the father shouts "Rover! Get out from under there before that kid shits on you!"...

 
 
 
Kavika
4.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Dismayed Patriot @4.2    4 months ago

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Dog-Farting.jpg

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.3  pat wilson  replied to  Sunshine @4    4 months ago
My mother, she is 87, always tries to blame her dog.  

There was an old saying with the elders in my family. When someone farted they said he/she dropped their watch. I always thought they meant their time piece but maybe not, lol.

I knew a young Mexican who referred to farting as "a knocking at the back door".

A friend I had in college blamed "barking spiders" when a fart escaped.

 
 
 
cms5
5  cms5    4 months ago

OMG...I have to tell this story.

I was a payroll specialist for a Govt Contractor. As I was doing my payrolls...I hear farting. Mentally I tell myself I didn't really hear that...and then more farting. Hmmm...maybe it's the old guy two offices away. More farting. "Who's doing that??!! Knock it off!!!" I yelled. Silence. Nobody owns up to farting. I hear it again later and yell, "How RUDE!"

Later in the day my boss tells me the owners do that all the time. A different culture...and no, I won't say which culture.

 
 
 
Sunshine
5.1  Sunshine  replied to  cms5 @5    4 months ago

Italians?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Sunshine @5.1    4 months ago

No.....   that's burps.  Wrong end.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.2  XDm9mm  replied to  cms5 @5    4 months ago
A different culture...and no, I won't say which culture.

Hmmmmm.....   it "sounds" like it might be a culture where the men wear what my son likes to call "man dresses".   

Either that...  or like I noted to Sunshine, just some "old fart" (pun entirely intended).  Hey, it's just the way we are!!!!!

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
5.2.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  XDm9mm @5.2    4 months ago
just some "old fart" (pun entirely intended).  Hey, it's just the way we are!

My maternal grandfather used to have what I called the 'ol Fart 'n shuffle. He'd get up to go to the kitchen or the bathroom and kind of shuffle his feet and would get accompanying sound effects at least half way to wherever he was going.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  cms5 @5    4 months ago
 
 
 
cms5
5.3.1  cms5  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @5.3    4 months ago

This culture doesn't 'excuse' anything the body naturally produces. There is absolutely no embarrassment, nor apology, when they fart in your presence.

I would much prefer a burp over a fart...any day!

 
 
 
Uptownchick
6  Uptownchick    4 months ago

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It Is ME
7  It Is ME    4 months ago

"Man sues for $1.3 million over boss’s ‘stinky’ farts"

Like Judge Judy tells "Grieving Renters" that sue after still living in the place for years:

How long did you "Stay" there ? Why didn't you just "MOVE" if you didn't like it. jrSmiley_32_smiley_image.gif

MOVE !

 
 
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