#1544 – Flaming
Posted on May 18, 2012 at 12:00 am by Chris
There was some weird smell that kept appearing at my old office job. The first 5 or so times I was convinced I stepped in dog poop. There was never anything there. I even took my shoes off and held them right up to my nose in case I was stepping in some sort of horrible liquid or some such. Never figured out what it was. It still haunts me.
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6 thoughts on “#1544 – Flaming”
This brought to mind the Golgafrincham committee discussion about fire in Douglas Adams’ The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, when Ford Prefect lost it and told the committee chairwoman to “stick it up your nose” — and she replied, “that’s precisely the sort of thing we need to know. Do people want fire that can be fitted nasally?”
A matchstick nose ring seems like a great idea, until the first time you kiss an unshaven boyfriend…
This isn’t about a “mystery smell” that I couldn’t figure out what it was, but when we tried to paint using oil-based paint in school, we had to use turpentine to make the thick paint a bit more runny. I had to take a lot of breaks, because the smell of the turpentine made me feel all dizzy and weird. I was the only one who felt like this, but then again, I think I might be a bit sensitive to smells.
The simplest conclusion is usually the right one. Ghost farts.
Someone in the office cast a Magic Smell on you?
Actually I have the kill joy answer for you. Your office was one of the few that actually had a working air intake for the AC system. (in modern systems it is actually incorporated in the florescent light fixture- that’s the gaps on either side) What you were getting was the air from the bathroom down the hall. But overall, ghost farts are more fun.