Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

Downside

The nose has a down side.

There was a man in Cub Foods who smelled ill. He absolutely reeked of ketones. He was not going to keep going very long in his current state. He was right in front of me in line and right next to me bagging groceries. For those of you who remember the ill-smelling man on BART lo these many moons ago, it was the same smell. Badbadbadbadupsettingbad.

He was excessively thin. He was buying food that did not seem to indicate that this excessive thinness was due to deliberate attempts on his part.

You know all those stories where someone can see people's death and has to figure out whether to tell them and all that? Yeah. Doesn't take anything mystical. Just the nose. But you know people won't thank you. Someone that skeletal either already knows there's something wrong or is in pretty deep denial and in either case will not appreciate a reminder of their mortality from some stranger in the grocery store who claims to have smelled them. "You stink like death." Thanks, random stranger!

But I just wanted to shout, go, go! To a doctor! Run!

I'm going to have to make some pretty smelly things tonight to get the scent out of my nose. Spicy sausage lasagna. Bread. Stuff that smells like life going on, maybe.
Subscribe

  • The end of an era

    I just made my blog cross-post to dreamwidth rather than to livejournal. That's how it's going to go from here on out, so if you want to read my…

  • So here is what

    It looks like people who cut their teeth on lj are pretty attached to this style of aggregator for their reading. So I'm going to look into getting…

  • Sooooo the livejournal thing

    Like many of you, I do not intend to follow Russian law regarding what minors can and cannot read about, nor do I feel that having an "adult content"…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 17 comments

  • The end of an era

    I just made my blog cross-post to dreamwidth rather than to livejournal. That's how it's going to go from here on out, so if you want to read my…

  • So here is what

    It looks like people who cut their teeth on lj are pretty attached to this style of aggregator for their reading. So I'm going to look into getting…

  • Sooooo the livejournal thing

    Like many of you, I do not intend to follow Russian law regarding what minors can and cannot read about, nor do I feel that having an "adult content"…