I thought to myself that here was a scientific proof that women do fart - but of course I acted like I never heard or smelled anything. On the other side of the gallery I could see Gabriella my co-worker starting to lights incense - very soon the place looked like a Buddhist temple.
We spoke more... and then she told me something that happened to her just the other week.
Apparently this lady suffers from chronic flatulence (I personally know of some people who I suspect suffer from the same sickness).
Last week she went to have an MRI Scan. She had to stay silent for some 35 minutes - or else they will have to do the whole thing again.
So she did. For some 30 minutes she lay there. Although every while and again a voice from the heaven was telling her to "hold still" - she did well. But than it happened, a fart sneaked out - the confined space caused the sound to be amplified and to her it sounded like it was World War 3 breaking out with a row. Immediately 'the voice' told her to "keep calm!"
First she was embarrassed wishing this machine had a hatch she could close and sink it deep in the ocean. Than an uncontrollable laughter caught her. She could imagine the faces of all the technicians analyzing her fart signals.
At this point of her story I could not hold my self and let out myself a big fart (is it a virus?).
We were standing there laughing our ass off - literally.
The story had a good ending - apparently enough images were taken that she did not need to retake it again.
Needless to say we gave her a 10% discount.
When she left we all had to catch our breath!
Here are some similar vases that the lady purchased.