Burping, Burping Everywhere

Burping, Burping Everywhere

So I got asked yesterday if I was burping to fit in. I never in my life thought I’d be asked a question like that. Which I guess can kinda be expected seeing how I’m the only woman on my team, but at the same time give me a damn break. I’m not going to sit here and burp to try and fit in. I just try and be myself each and every day.

Now I’m wondering how often stuff like this is going to come up. I sure as hell can’t help how my body reacts to what I eat. I’m still on one hell of a learning curve when it comes to learning how to live with this and deal with it. The symptoms for fructose intolerance are the following:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea

Gas is definitely one of the easier symptoms to deal with than all of the others. And I have definitely been dealing with all of the others on and off for years. Hell, I remember burping in fourth grade and getting told by my teacher when I burped that “That isn’t lady like.” First of all, fuck being that kind of lady. And second of all I probably had a fructose intolerance back then. The reason why I’m pretty sure it’s been going on for that long is because it was around then that I had to be taken to the ER for constipation. That comment is mostly irritating because I hate gender roles/stereotypes like that. They drive me nuts.

If anyone thinks of a witty come back for situations like this could you please let me know? I suck at them and tend to think of them hours after the conversation happens.

PS, if you don’t like the swearing in my blog, don’t read it.

One thought on “Burping, Burping Everywhere

  1. Here is a comeback idea: (after a burp and being told off for it) “Hey, if you don’t like the tone of conversation I am setting, don’t hesitate and give me an interesting topic we can actually talk about.”
    In my opinion the whole burping scare makes for a great conversation by itself – I have collected some ideas on my blog: http://burpassion.wordpress.com/


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