Fairly obvious statement, but it’s still funny to me just how localized pee smell is on a big subway platform. You can walk down a platform and just find pockets in the middle of pee smell and the other parts of the platform basically smell totally fine.
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Thankfully the smell was outside of the apartment and didn’t get in. The trash chute is next to our door so sometimes there are odd smells, but this one was such a mixture of smells it was very odd. When we got downstairs it smelled very strongly of paint so I guess they were repainting something. It’s possible the paint smell wafted up and mixed with the garbage smell from the chute. We’ll never know for sure.
As far as I’m concerned there are only a few things that excuse you from walking excessively slowly through the subway. If you’re elderly, disabled, carrying heavy luggage or with a child. Other people should just walk at a regular pace bare minimum. A subway station I use frequently is sometimes populated by a very smelly individual who is down the stairs and from there at the other end of a small hallway. Long story short, you have to walk a fair amount before you make it past the smell. Yesterday there was someone walking particularly slowly in front of me making it difficult to get past with any expediency.
I’ve already done several pee smell ones including the one incorporating the molecules bit Elijah Wood had from “The Ice Storm” so thought I’d simplify this one. Seriously though, do you ever want to touch anything when the car is so saturated and you can’t find the apparent source?
Okay so this one doesn’t really have a punchline, but seriously this was the worst most pervasive one I’ve encountered. I got out of the subway card, went down the stairs, through the turnstiles, was over by the Metrocard machines and was on my way up another flight of stairs and could still smell it. Either it was a coordinated effort of a bunch of people or just one very dedicated person. I really felt for the policemen who were working that station. Maybe they had put stuff under their nose to cope or just have no sense of smell from working in the subway all the time.
This is the problem when I’m on the subway and not doing anything like listening to a podcast, playing video games or reading a book. My mind will wander in all these ways. Yes, I went through this exact thought process.
When I moved into my new apartment it had the smell of fresh paint. The thing I wondered was not only when the smell would go away, but when the apartment would smell like my place. All apartments have a distinct smell that is the person(s) who lives there. I think we’ve finally reached that point because I can’t smell anything and I don’t remember what the smell was like before.
It’s true, it was on the subway yesterday. It was one of those moments where I didn’t notice the smell until I sat down. When you notice a smell after sitting you can’t help but wonder if you’re sitting in whatever the smell is. Turns out I wasn’t, in all likelihood it was on the ground. Though that means my gym bag could’ve touched it too. Anyway, it definitely also smelled like chocolate chip cookies in there too.
I sometimes like pretending I have a super human sensitivity to when the subway car is coming, but really I’m just waiting for the slightest breeze coming from the direction of where the train is coming. The consequence being that this reveals to me that homeless people still relieve themselves on the platform upwind from where I’m usually standing.
Excuse me Band-aid is the brand name, I meant “adhesive medical strip smell.”
Yesterday and today I started noticing the splint getting this smell. Today I spent a while trying to remember exactly what smell it was. All I could think about was how they say smell is the sense most that most powerfully connects memories. After thinking long enough I realized it was band-aid smell. It’s been a while since I’ve had to wear one long enough to get that smell.
Right now my thumb is doing better but I’m still spacebar-ing with my left thumb and not holding my mouse with my thumb. I’ve gotten pretty comfortable doing them that way, but I can’t wait until it’s back at 100%.