Right before I leave the house I do two things: I put on lipstick and I spray on some perfume (the latter being one more people in European countries should try). I know it is bad to spray on perfume then leave because it is always really strong at first and might knock over the people next to me. But, hey, after a minute and a half I can't smell it anymore. I know people do smell it because the postal workers used to always ask me if I smelled chocolate when I'd walk in. It took me a while to get that they were smelling my perfume because I couldn't smell the chocolate everyone else was smelling. I switched perfumes and started using UPS more. Different perfume- different mail service- same questions:
Nice UPS lady: Do you smell cookies?
UPS lady: Are you mailing cookies? I think it is you that smells like cookies.
Me: oh yeah, it is my perfume.
Confused UPS lady: You have cookie scented perfume?
Alright, whatever. People who mail things for a living must not get out much. I can see how the slightest hint of chocolate or cookies would be really exciting. Hell, it is exciting!
Yesterday (or as we call it around here, Day 2 of Freedom), I did what any wife would do after her husband has been home for 3 months. I put on lipstick, sprayed on some Frolic, grabbed my coupons and headed to Chico's (where certainly they've experienced perfume).
Chico's lady: Good morning! oooh, I smell fruit or flowers!
Me: Good morning! Can you point me in the direction of the v-neck red and purple t-shirts from the catalog?
Chico's lady: Ok, right over here. The floral scent is getting stronger. Do you smell it?
Chico's Lady: Are you sure you don't smell it? It smells like flowers and melon.
Me: Oh. That's my perfume.
Confused Chico's Lady: Perfume?
Yes, perfume. It is a billion dollar industry and women have worn it since the dawn of time. How come nobody knows what perfume is anymore? And how come people keep telling me everything they smell?
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