Playing Cards


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I went to a performance of poetry reading the other night.

It was a literal bath of music, words and theater.

It was great.

The only thing was that a woman came sauntering in to find her seat and her perfume was so strong and off-putting that I just about left.

I do realize I am extra sensitive to scent but REALLY… can she actually think that level of olfactory overload is alluring?

There are few things that get me riled but over-scent-sation is one of them.

A fantasy I have is to make a set of cardboard signs I’d carry with me always.

Flashing these cards would alleviate the stress of getting too up-and-personal and would get the point across.

They would say things like:

1. PLEASE.. NO PERFUME / COLOGNE IN PUBLIC PLACES

OR AIRPLANES.
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2. WHERE IS YOUR HANDICAPPED PLACARD?

3. PLEASE SLOW DOWN

4. TAKE YOUR CELLPHONE OUTSIDE, PLEASE.

5. YELLING AT YOUR CHILDREN DOES NOT BUILD INTIMACY

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Well… it felt good just to get that off my chest.

I feel less prickly now.

Thanks for listening.

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One Response to “Playing Cards”

  1. Pam on October 11th, 2010

    Amen, sister!

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