I like jokes that make me laugh from deep in my belly. Sometimes jokes are funny that way, and sometimes they’re not. This was one of those gut laughs for me.

A young man was delighted to finally be asked home to meet the parents of the young woman he had been seeing. He was quite nervous about the meeting, and by the time he arrived at the doorstep he was in a state of gastric distress.

The problem developed into one of acute flatulence and, halfway through the hors d’oeuvres, the young man realized he couldn’t hold it in a second longer without exploding. A tiny fart escaped. 

“SPOT!” called out the young woman’s mother to the family dog, lying at the young man’s feet. Relieved that the dog was blamed, the young man let another, slightly larger one.

“Spot!” she called out sharply. “Whew!” thought the fellow to himself, “One more and I’ll feel fine.” So he let loose a really big one.

“Spot!” shrieked the mother. “Get over here before he poops on you!”