Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dryer Sheets

It's bad enough having to walk down the PERFUME aisle (laundry detergents, fabric softeners, etc.) at the grocery store -- a fucking migraine waiting to happen, but at least you can kind of avoid that aisle with a little planning.

What you CAN'T avoid are the people in your neighborhood who use those products, especially scented dryer sheets, and are equipped with blowholes in the sides of their houses to disseminate the cloying aroma of their laundry drying so it can be smelled as far away as three blocks.

Woe is me with my office window facing our idiot neighbor's garage where her washer and dryer are located. I can't open my window to get REAL fresh air; I have trademarked APRIL fresh air foisted upon me like a toxic gas.

That shit should be against the law. It's a fucking health hazard for a lot of people with allergies, migraines, asthma, chemical sensitivities, etc.

I don't mind when I can smell the smoke from their marijuana, just please don't make me smell that ghastly laundry perfume, mkay? NASTY.


AmberLily said...

See, I'm the total opposite. I can't stand the smell of pot -- it makes my nostrils feel dirty and soiled...

But at least your home now! :)

Trixie Fontaine said...

I don't really like smelling other people's pot, either. It just doesn't carry as far so when we catch a whiff of it from next door it's pretty subtle. And there've been a few times where the dryer sheet smell has been more subtle in the neighborhood and I've remarked to myself, "what is that lovely scent?" Sometimes it's just too strong though and I can almost feel a perfumed wax coating building up on my skin. Well not ALMOST, even, but in my imagination! ;) Today is one of those days compounded by the sound of an industrial weed-whacker.