Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

It Stinks.

When you are a scent-oriented person, when scent is the first thing in your sensory world, articles like this one are at the same time a relief and tiresome. "Humans can smell where something is coming from"? Gee, who'da thunk? This is like if I walked up to one of you visual people and said, "Hey, did you know, I've done a study, and many humans can use their eyes to determine what color things are! Not all, mind you, but many! They don't require a spectrum analysis or anything!"

That's where the tiresome bit comes in. The relief comes in because people will try to argue with me about what I can possibly smell. "You can't possibly tell that just by smelling!" No, wise guy, you can't possibly tell that by smelling; not the same thing. I bump into things a lot more when I have a cold, because I can't smell where they are. I don't know why so many people are averse to scent-data, but I wish they'd relax and stop trying to project that aversion on the rest of us, namely me.
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