Regarding odors, is it just me or...

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  1. Hunter P

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    does anyone else avoid smelling foul odors whenever possible? Smell is made possible by a particle touching your nose. With that in mind, if we smell a fart it is because a particle that was once inside someone's ass is now inside our bodies.

    I usually incorporate the "out of (smell), out of mind" rule when using the restroom. But when the odor is particularly foul, I tend to hold my breath as much as possible until I leave. This causes me to take care of business as soon as I can.

    Anybody else think of this? Hello...is this mike on? Are you picking up what I'm throwing down?

    I only ask to see if I'm alone on this one. I never considered myself phobic (not clinically) but I notice that my awareness is growing with age. I know that in the grand scheme of things the particles are harmless but still unsettling when you think about it.
     
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    Way too much information, Hunter. [​IMG]

     
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    dude, i think you may have so many issues going on that you're gonna need your own magazine rack pretty darn quick!
     
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    Actually I've had the same thought and came to the same conclusion.

    I used to hold my breath around bad odors and potential bad odors, such as people that might possibly smell.

    But I've gotten over it by justifying it with my chemistry knowledge. Those molecules don't carry "germs", they are just bits of carbon and other elements. And really, who knows where that molecule has been since the beginning of time? Probably far worse places than someone's ass.
     
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    This is an area that just annoys me...especially coworkers that smell like B.O. or smoke who come to my desk and look over my shoulder. I'll try and move as far to the left or right to avoid the smell. I just find it offensive.
     
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    I hate to inform you guys/gals/people but your tongue is a contributor to what you smell.

    Basically, to smell you must taste to some degree as well.

    yeeeeeeuck!
     
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    So one who smells his own fart will be technically replacing used molecules with the same molecules.
    make sense
     
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    And don't we all love those touchless washrooms, where the urinal flushes in response to pee pressure, the hot air hand dryer senses your hand, and blows up a storm (tho usually for too short a time), yet you still have to pull open the door handle to get out the washroom, and get your hand wet from those who were in a greater hurry[​IMG]
     
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    I sure as hell can small my own funk! And it was nasty, too!

    Chili con carne does that to you.
     
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    A sort of related thought: Why do we men flush a urinal before using it if the person before you failed to do so? Do we not want our urine to touch another's for sanitary reasons? There's no reason for it but I, like many others, do it anyway.

    And another random thought: If a blind man can become Daredevil then what if someone lost their sense of smell (through a radioactive accident of course)? Where's that superhero comic? I would give him super x-ray sight that he developed to compensate for his handicap. With his super sense of taste, he could lick doorknobs to figure out how long ago a burglar left a room. It could happen, right?
     

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