The Flatulence Consideration

Here’s the scenario: Last week I opened my fridge to select from an assortment of leftovers. I needed to choose my meal to eat right before I hosted game night. My choices were:

  • deviled eggs
  • cheeseburger
  • salmon
  • chicken Khao Soi (curry soup)

If you were hosting game night, is there anything you would take into consideration before choosing your meal?

The title of this post probably gave it away, but it crossed my mind that a good host would consider his or her FP (flatulence potential) when choosing their meal. So I went with the cheeseburger.

I’m not saying that any of the other options would have guaranteed a gassy experience for my guests, but I wanted to reduce the FP as much as possible.

As silly as this is, this was a legitimate consideration while I made my dinner choice, especially with such an array of high-FP foods. Has this ever occurred to you?

6 thoughts on “The Flatulence Consideration”

  1. Jamey,

    When I read the tile, I thought that I had accidentally turned on an episode of The Big Bang Theory. Without a doubt, I’ve run a similar calculus before I host a game night, and that’s whether it’s something I’m eating in advance of friends arriving or something I’m serving everyone during the night. I’m also quite obsessive about the types of food which will cause greasy fingers and such, but that’s a discussion for another day.


    • I’m glad I’m not alone here, Joe! 🙂 And I appreciate that you carefully choose the types of foods you offer at game night.

  2. This actually occurs to me all the time. Whether hosting a game night or just participating, I am very conscious of the potential for gas. I have issues when sitting for long periods where my “stomach” (most likely intestines) makes noise very similar to flatulence. So the last thing I need is a legitimate smell overtaking the room. Honestly, I am concerned for others releasing gas as well… again because my stomach is talking up a storm!


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