1. Are you an expert concerning all things “no smelling?”
The quick, short answer to this question is yes. Yes, I am. Now, before I provide a more in depth response, I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for asking this question. This is probably the best question I’ve ever been asked (besides other ones such as “would you like another foot massage,” and “would you like to join me on an all inclusive trip to fiji?”) I am honored to be an expert at not smelling. Now that that is out of the way, yes. I have extensive research on the topic, XX years. Some people are all about facts and sources and citations, well I have one source. It’s this one: Me.
2. When did you first learn you could not smell?
I was in second grade. I remember a group of my friends were smelling a scratch n’ sniff sticker and I couldn’t figure out what the big deal was. They kept going “MMMMMFFFFFFFFFFF” over and over again, “MMMMMMMFFFFFFFFF” taking in really long, deep breaths. I mean not just long deep breaths, I mean loooooonnnggggg deep breaths. They were breaths of joy lol. Everyone all smiles, inhaling that air. I think I saw some even dancing a little. I was like WTF! I probably had the biggest, grinch looking face there but I just was not understanding anything that was going on. I had this flashback, and then realized from other instances, I had usually been “acting” like the rest of my classmates when they would smell something good. Every time they raved about a smell I raved too. I quickly dismissed this.though I really didnt care that I couldn’t smell. I later found out, not smelling had its advantages…
3. How did your family react?
I came out as a “non smeller” to my mom when I was in 5th grade. I told her I couldn’t smell and I remember she reacted very confused. She gave me a perplexed look, looked away, gave me the perplexed look again and then asked if I felt sick or short of breath. I told her I felt fine. My mom probably thought I was going through a weird kid phase…
When I told my older sister, she reacted very differently. She asked me to smell like a million random stuff and after she presented everything inside our fridge (practically), I confirmed to her yet again and again that I couldn’t smell anything. She thought it was the “oddest thing.” One thing I’m going to point out—though—after I told her about this, she decided to tell all of my cousins and family members from that point on! My whole entire family knew (I learned she was a good communicator and if I ever wanted any of my personal information divulged I would tell her). My other sister is also fascinated by this. She doesn’t have an opinion, nonetheless.
4. What would you like to accomplish with your blog?
A very small percentage of the world’s population can not smell. I would like to be a voice for those who experience this condition.Not smelling can make this world a little difficult, but it also makes it hilarious!
5. Have you ever found yourself in any embarrassing situations because you can’t smell?
Ha. Yes! I have found myself in many an embarrassing situations. I’ve got school stories, dating stories, work stories, you name it! This is the sole reason why I have created this blog. I have so many funny and embarrassing stories to tell the world.
6. Have you ever met anyone else who can’t smell?
No, not yet! But I hope to soon.
7. If given the chance, is there a particular aroma you would like to smell?
Hmmmm, I think I would love to know what my significant other smells like. Like if they smell like, I dont know, uhm, “skin???” Like how their shampoo smells or I have no clue what to even say to this. I wouldn’t know what to expect, so I wouldn’t be able to anticipate the experience. I mean, I’ll get back to you on this one.
8.Do you wish you could smell?
This is a very interesting question. This is a very serious one, too. It’s one I have pondered myself, time and time again.. I think I’ve contemplated it during class, while taking an exam, showering, jogging, driving, cooking (ha! who am I kidding?) and other activities. I can not bring myself to even fathom responding to this question in one sentence. As a matter of fact, this is a question that deserves an in depth analysis as well as some heavy meditation and complete full page post. Yes, a complete full page post full of the juicy reasons why I WOULD or WOULDNT want to smell. What do you think? I welcome you to read for yourself. Click on this link here: http://girlwhocantsmell.com/index.php/2017/03/09/do-you-ever-wish-you-could-smell/ You’re welcome.