A worker in Australia who claims his ex-supervisor repeatedly broke wind at him has appealed against a court ruling that found he was not bullied.
David Hingst said his former colleague Greg Short would “lift his bum and fart” on him up to six times a day.
He sued his former company for A$1.8m (£0.97m; $1.28m) last year, but the Supreme Court of Victoria found there was no bullying.
Mr Hingst, 56, said the flatulence had caused him “severe stress”.
“I would be sitting with my face to the wall and he would come into the room, which was small and had no windows,” Mr Hingst told the Australian Associated Press (APP).
“He would fart behind me and walk away. He would do this five or six times a day.”
This is the ultimate sign of disrespect. Far be it from me to criticize another man who occasionally breaks wind in the company of others. I’ll be the first to admit that from time to time I have whispered wind with my asshole around a co-worker. In fact, Kate and I were getting ice cream the other day and I let loose the ass goose from my caboose. Was I ashamed? You betcha. Did I feel better afterward? Once again, you betcha. Holding it in can often lead to pain or discomfort. I’m passed that point in my life.
What I didn’t do was lift my buttcheeks high in the sky and rain down acid air on the entire place. I didnt repeatedly, and Im quoting here, “fart behind my coworkers and walk away 5 or 6 times a day.” And I would never do that.
If this isnt bullying, what is? In my opinion, this is the purest form of bullying on planet earth. If you make people smell your innards multiple times a day, you are a bully and you should pay 1.5 million pounds to your targets of opportunity. Simple as that. Even though your butthole is open, the case should be closed but I aint gonna spend anymore time on it because, in the meantime, every 90 days a person in North Queensland is torn to pieces by a crocodile.