the curious masochist

julie warshaw

i made the office smell like eggs

When somebody smells something; winces, and then offers it to you – don’t smell it. “This stinks. Here.” Why? Why make me smell it, too? I believe you. We can just throw it out. It doesn’t have to parade painfully across all of our olfactory senses before being discarded. I believe you. I really do. Feel free to take one for the team; you were the Smeller. You smelled the bad thing, first. You smelled it. You smelled it and you realized that it smelled so, so very badly that no other nose should be subjected to that smell. And you threw it away. You didn’t ask anyone else to smell it. You took one for the team.


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