I decided today that the smell at the Canal Street Q station can be official designated as an entity. I could’ve sworn that it’s gained the ability to come and go as it pleases. Sometimes I think the smell is displaced when a train comes in, pushing it towards and past me. When I was walking from one end of the platform to the section I usually stand at it gradually grew stronger which forced me to instead stand at one end where the smell was faint to imperceptible. Then when the train came in I held my breath and walked to the door I usually get on at. I actually do want to know what are the ingredients involved in creating such a horrible smell. Someday.


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