If I ever have to snake another drain it will be too soon.
The kitchen drain in my parents house got clogged and I offered to help snake the drain under the sink. As soon as I opened the cap to the access point, the smell was unbearable. After fighting to keep my breakfast down a couple of times, I got back focused on the goal. As I got so distracted by the task at hand, I realized the smell didn’t bother me much anymore. Trust me, it was still there, I just stopped noticing it.
In my second week at Kailua Intermediate School, I am similarly growing numb to the smells of sweaty teens and preteens. Walking the halls and visiting classrooms could make a blind man well aware of his location by the sweat and B.O. wafting through the air. When you walk past the locker rooms you will experience a leak in the gas chamber of AXE Body Spray. It’s less noticeable now.
When you are constantly exposed to the an odor you begin to notice it less. This is true with good odors as well, like perfume. The constant exposure is nose numbing.
Emily has always commented that I have a sensitive nose and I think that is true in the figurative sense as well. All my life I have questioned things (seems my son has developed this gene). Call me a skeptic, but I have always considered the workings of things, work, school, church, society, government, etc. All too many times I’ve come across things that flat out stink!
People will talk about things for a while. Something is fishy. Things don’t seem quite right, but eventually they forget that it smells. It becomes a part of daily life. We learn to live with the smells. Soon the only ones who raise concern about the stench are labeled conspiracy theorist. People stop noticing.
Something stinks. The smell is permitting in our society and in our families and it’s not good. I may not notice the B.O., but I refuse to stop noticing the B.S. Take notice, take action. Let’s do something about it. -jason