Thursday, February 7, 2008

The sights and smells of Boston.

I guess I wouldn't fully feel like I was in the big city of Boston without smelling it too.

The bum in Subway soiled himself. In the worst way. The manager tried to throw him out telling him he needed to bathe. The bum argued on how did HE know he hadn't bathed. All the while I'm standing in between them literally gagging. Oh good lord - the gag reflex was in full force. I must've gagged 6 times.

A little bit of smelling trivia. The reason why you have the ability to smell if because tiny particles of what you are smelling are landing in your nose and mouth. So my work buddy trying to tell me to "breathe through your mouth!" over and over was simply making it worse.

The bum ended up standing up, wiped some brown sludge off his chair with a napkin, and took off outside. And I gagged again.

16 comments:

KatieM said...

Yeah, I've never been on a subway and from that description, I have no desire too, haha.

KatieM said...

wait, you said Subway, not THE subway....lol, hmmm, maybe there is no need to post my first comment.

MDShamrocks07 said...

Oh. My. God.

Totally disgusting. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. *blech*

Oh, and ever since you posted that trivia the first time, that's all I can think of when I smell something, LOL. I'm becoming a little OCD about covering my nose and mouth immediately after smelling something bad, LOL

Anonymous said...

Not only would I have gagged, I definitely would have thrown up! I would have been complettely mortified if it were me there instead of you. And I have heard about the tiny particles of whatever you are smelling before. Now whenever I smell something unpleasant, I am totally disgusted b/c I know that whatever is creating the smell is now in my mouth and nose. SHEW....sorry you had to deal with that!
-L_Chelle

Christy said...

Maybe that is how Jared lost all that weight...The puking from Bum's crapping themselves in Subway! Now that is a diet plan I should go for! hahaha

I am so sorry you had to witness/smell that. Hopefully that was the LOW part of the trip and the rest went smoothly.

Anonymous said...

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little reading that.

Jen said...

OMG...the description of it was enough to make me gag. I don't know how you managed not to vomit!

MrsSpock said...

It has always grossed me out that when someone farts and you smell it, it's because molecules from inside their rectum have now touched the inside of your nose. Spew.

When I did mental health outreach, a lot of my clients were formerly homeless and had dreadful hygiene, and I had to drive them in my car for appointments. My car reeked like a mixture of dirty ass and feet. I'm so glad I get to leave the nasty at work now...

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

GROSS. I definitely don't miss living in a big city or dealing with the wackos on the subway. Sorry you had to deal with that. ICK.

chicklet said...

I tagged you and created work for you:-)

Christina said...

oh that is gross, imagine the poor employees having to clean up his mess. I told some people at work about the smell thing one time, our ladies restroom always smells like crap and I told everyone that little poop particles were actually getting into their noses. Now if the restroom smells everyone goes to a different floor.

Duck said...

Wow, sounds like Montreal.. the smells here are just unbelievable.

jenn said...

ugh!!! That is truly disgusting! I'm sorry one of your favorite cities was 'soiled' that way!
seriously disgusting though- this is coming from a philly girl too.
:o)

Io said...

Oh that is SO gross.

Morgan said...

Eww..gross! you poor thing! well other than that i hope you are enjoying your stay!

SaraS-P said...

Brings up fond memories of when I worked at Rally's (hamburger joint) as a teen. Probably because of the cheap prices, bums LOVED my restaurant! There were times when I gag while ringing them up. I WISHED my manager would ask them to leave!