Posts Tagged ‘smells’
I was young when I married the first time, and so I can blame some of my naiveté on my age. The first time I went to visit my in-laws I noticed an odd odor to their hometown – a smoky smell with just a hint of nail polish remover. I tried to be polite and not say anything, but I didn’t sleep well.
The second time I visited, the town had a slightly different odor – this time more of a sulfur smell. Easter brunch just goes down better with a lingering scent of rotten eggs in the air. This time I did mention it, Did anyone else notice that? (I had to ask, I was afraid I had a brain tumor). I was brushed off with pithiness like ‘I don’t really smell anything’ ‘Oh, you get used to it’ and my favorite: ‘That’s the smell of money!’
Later that evening it was explained to me that the smells came from the local plant. It was one of those towns with one major industry and a full third to half the town worked for the company in some respect. Not that I thought that made the odor any better.
Then I was directed into the kitchen and to the refrigerator where I was offered wine. What I saw was a small magnet asking residents to report any odd smells or smokes to certain toll free numbers. I was asking ‘shouldn’t we call?’ when the wine glass was shoved into my hand and I was smiled at like I was a little nuts. No, we shouldn’t report this, these are regular smells!