Do you ever purposefully smell things that smell bad?

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Do you ever purposefully smell things that smell bad?

  1. Yes... I hang my head in shame and admit to my strangeness.

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  2. Nuh-uh! I run the opposite way... weirdos.

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  3. Wait, what? Huh?

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  1. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    :eek:

    According to folks who know me in person, I've got a pretty keen sense of smell. So you'd think I'd be most likely to avoid smells I dislike... but I don't... always.

    Like, if I catch a whiff of something stinky, I'll often go back and smell it again. And maybe again. I mean, I do have a slight masochistic streak in me, but somehow, I don't think that really explains this.

    Recent example? Some soup and rice (and meat) that went bad. In a bowl, on the kitchen counter. It smelled awful. Yet I purposefully lifted the cover off to give it a proper sniff. :eek: And was thoroughly disgusted. :p


    Does anyone else do this? Do you?

    Do you ever purposefully smell things that smell bad?
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i do. it isn't because i like smelling bad smells, though. i'm usually smelling it again (and again) to try and figure what that smell reminds me of, regardless of how nasty that smell might be. but yeah, i'm likely to give these things a second whiff.
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    It's not something I ever do but then again my sense of smell is so poor it's bordering on the non-existent. :(
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    Oh yeah, that can be fun at times. Almost like daring yourself :)

    You sort of lucked out on the senses front didn't you? Can you feel things when you touch them? :p
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I've smelled things that I wish I hadn't but will never forget, like crispy critters.
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I do have a very good sense of hearing though, I'm quite good when it comes to hearing really faint, quiet stuff.

    Sorry? Did someone say something? :confused: ;)

    What you say about daring yourself, though... I'm kind of like that with taste. If I think something's going off – like milk, say – then because I can't smell it I'll just have a taste.
     
  7. devilot thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    My hearing is so off. You could be standing next to me shouting and I'll be all, "What? Wait, what'd you say?" (Although in your case, it's probably 'cause I'm trying to decipher what you're saying through your accent. :p)

    Actually, there was a girl at my high school who literally lost her sense of smell due to an accident. She always smelled awful. :eek: Nobody had the heart to tell her. Pity as she was gorgeous to look at. :D

    I taste because... I dunno. No good reason, same as w/ the sniffing. :eek: Mebbe I'm lazy? Hoping my nose is wrong and the food can still be consumed? Teehee.
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    :( how sad...i would have told her she smelled awful. ;)
     
  9. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    See, that's something I worry about – having bad breath or smelly feet and not knowing about it because, well... I can't smell it. :eek:

    Luckily, Miss Jaffa Cake doesn't allow any sort of slovenly behaviour when it comes to personal hygiene so everything's all right on that front. ;)
     
  10. Queso macrumors G4

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    Jaffa doesn't have an accent. He's just stuck in a permanent Andy Sugden impression :D

    </weak brit-only reference>
     
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  12. Queso macrumors G4

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    Everyone smells their own farts :)

    And if you're like me you don't actually notice them as smelling bad. It's just other people's that are stinky :D
     
  13. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    haha guilty
     
  14. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    it seems i read somewhere (or was probably told by someone who didn't know what he was talking about) that there is something to your own fart that actually makes you like the smell.......and the same with gasoline. :confused:
     
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    That's interesting. I do have a tendency to be drawn to the smell of gasoline and other petroleum based products. :eek: I love the smell of lighter fluid and laquer thinner.
     
  17. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i really don't think so either, but some people say that it does
     
  18. devilot thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    What does that say about me if I think my own farts are raunchy? :eek:

    *scrunches nose* Ewwie. I don't like the smell at all.
     
  19. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I like smelling my own farts so I can gauge how much torture I'm inflicting on those around me, the smellier the better :D
     
  20. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    While chewing on some garlic and onion just for irony of course;):p

    I love the smell of gasoline. I just hope it doesn't cause brain damage:eek:
     
  21. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i'm sure it does
     
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  23. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Hi My name is Mike, and I like to smell things that smell bad.
     
  24. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    :( :( Oh well, I'm sure I can function with less than full brain function :p
     
  25. MacNut macrumors Core

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    So thats why you never shower.:p

    Of course I like my own smells.:eek:
     

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