Shaken Not Stirred

Friday, March 14, 2014

Bathe, Splash Some Cologne On, Use a Wet Wipe

Today,I met one of the worse smelling people I have ever encountered. And this person is in customer service. He deals with people every day! The smell was so bad that I honestly thought I was going to pass out. I wonder why someone would leave their home without practicing some hygiene? It baffles me. This person is not homeless. He is gainfully employed. He does not have a disease that would cause him to smell. It is just plain and simple neglect. His clothes were obviously washed, for there was no dirt on them. His shoes were tidy. He just didn't bathe!! And it grosses me out. My hour is ruined. Maybe I should not care. Maybe it is none of my business. Maybe I shouldn't be writing such hateful things. But as of this hour, and it has been approximately 12 since our encounter, I am still grossed out.

Saturday, March 08, 2014


I woke up to the sound of a chirping bird. The sun was shining. It made me think that spring was around the corner. Someone mentioned earlier this week that the farmer's almanac predicted one more bad winter storm in April. April is three weeks away. Spring isn't right around the corner. This is considered one of the bad winters. Charleston has been slammed with worse winters in the past. At least I recall that there were winters in which it seemed to snow a lot more. Am I getting old that I can remember weather pattern changes? I don't know. But I do recall almost being out of school for a week. I even remember that when I went to college in Morgantown, that there was a couple days the university closed because of a state of emergency. The university rarely closed. But it did. This winter is a like this funk that I'm in. It has seemed to wane longer than expected. And I know that it won't last. Spring for me is around the corner. Mother nature may not play with the temperatures to change the season. But for me, my spring is around the corner.