So here's the thing, right? You're eating, the food's good.. it's got some of your favorite ingredients and it's making you go "Mmmm" throughout the meal. How gorgeous... I'm so glad you are enjoying what you're eating. It makes eating totally worthwhile when you enjoy the food you're indulging yourself in. I get that. It's all good.
What is NOT good is when you have sat back after your meal's over and your stomach decides to give you gas, of either the upward or downward nature. But what I want to talk about tonight is burping.
Sure, you may have really just enjoyed that delicious meal, but I can GUARANTEE you that I don't want to experience it via your body's untimely gas bubbles. If you have to burp after eating something with a distinct leftover lingering taste or smell, PLEASE be courteous and blow your burp away from me. I don't really care if you blow it to the side or up or down... just please don't blow your burp in my face, or let it sit there wafting just outside your own mouth where, if I'm sitting next to you, I'm gonna inhale it thereby being forced against my will to taste what you've eaten. Smell is a strong sense, and you can actually taste stuff just by smelling it.
I always blow my burps up in the air and away from the people I'm sitting with. By the time it reaches the people sitting at the table over, I would hope that it's diffused enough that it won't knock some random patron off their seat. Can't say a waiter walking through the burp's destructive path would be immune though.. man! That would be crappy timing. Poor sod.
So there it is. Laid out for you in plain sight. Blow your burps away from the person(s) you are with. Make your supper not an imposition to those who hadn't tasted it while it was still on the plate.