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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Being uncharacteristically serious, the smell tests are done with chemical samples that are supposed to mimic actual "nature" smells, and one of them was doggie poo. It smelled like chocolate. HONEST!
    Wait, how do you know what chocolate smells like? Maybe chocolate smells like doggie poo, and you just like the smell of doggie poo!

    Ok, sorry for making light of a serious condition. Hope things turn out well for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrift View Post
    Wait, how do you know what chocolate smells like? Maybe chocolate smells like doggie poo, and you just like the smell of doggie poo!
    It DOES make one a little more suspicious of his surroundings!

    Ok, sorry for making light of a serious condition. Hope things turn out well for you.
    It's more amusing and .. um... curious to me than it is "serious" -- Doesn't really affect much at all, except for these --- hey, wait! It's not just a confusion about smells - it's also the smelling of pleasant odors when no such odors exist. (unless, of course, my wife ALSO has an olfactory disorder, and those pleasant smells are there, but she can't smell them )

    Hmmmmm

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    I'm basically super sensitive in all my senses. The nerve damage counteracts this a little, but not much. One time I woke up in our house smelling smoke. It freaked me out, I thought maybe a fire was starting in our house. Turns out it was people having a bonfire about 3 or 4 houses away.

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    You have Parosmia? Well that stinks.

    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    It DOES make one a little more suspicious of his surroundings!



    It's more amusing and .. um... curious to me than it is "serious" -- Doesn't really affect much at all, except for these --- hey, wait! It's not just a confusion about smells - it's also the smelling of pleasant odors when no such odors exist. (unless, of course, my wife ALSO has an olfactory disorder, and those pleasant smells are there, but she can't smell them )

    Hmmmmm
    I often smell things that no one else does. So I am either having little strokes all the time or I am just more sensitive. Like brum, I can smell smoke from a long way away. And I find, that as time goes on, I am more sensitive to perfumes and after shave lotions and such. Poor Mr. mossy has a hard time finding cologne that doesn't make me sneeze.


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    so you are not only color-blind but smell-blind too?

    What does yellow smell like to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerebrum123 View Post
    I'm basically super sensitive in all my senses. The nerve damage counteracts this a little, but not much. One time I woke up in our house smelling smoke. It freaked me out, I thought maybe a fire was starting in our house. Turns out it was people having a bonfire about 3 or 4 houses away.
    I notice that when someone nearby has a fire going in their fireplace even when my house is sealed up. Of course when I was in High School I could tell that a friend had smoked a joint before school by noticing the smell of the smoke on his finger tips when he pointed toward me from a foot or two away. I've always been acutely aware of the smell of smoke.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    so you are not only color-blind but smell-blind too?

    What does yellow smell like to you?
    fear

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerebrum123 View Post
    I'm basically super sensitive in all my senses. The nerve damage counteracts this a little, but not much. One time I woke up in our house smelling smoke. It freaked me out, I thought maybe a fire was starting in our house. Turns out it was people having a bonfire about 3 or 4 houses away.
    So what you're saying is you have superpowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrift View Post
    So what you're saying is you have superpowers.
    He can run at the speed of smell!
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

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