Evolved To A Better Smelling Species


I overheard a conversation in the coffee aisle of the grocery store:

“I missed you earlier. Are you feeling okay?”

“Like a million dollars-“


“-in debt.”

“Ouch. What’s wrong?”

“I got reprimanded at work.”


“It’s supposed to be a scent free environment, right? I still wore deodorant, and someone ratted me out.”

“Do you know who?”

“Yeah. She said it gives her migraines.”

“That’s rough.”

“It’s stupid. That’s what it is. I have to put up with the stench of BO all over the place, but God forbid I want to smell better than neanderthals.”

The other person laughed.

“It’s not funny. Why’d we evolve to a higher species if we can’t smell like one?”

The laughing intensified into a full blown fit.

“And it’s not like it’s a scent free environment, is it? All those nasty, sweaty bodies polluting the nostrils of those of us who are olfactory enhanced.”

“Stop it. I have to pee,” said the laughing one.

“I can’t be funny now, either? What a rip. You know what? Life’s not fair.”

The other finally calmed down. “You certainly have your troubles.”

“You look like a sympathy card.”

“Made just for you.”

“I don’t know why I tell you anything.”

I picked my coffee and moved on, convinced the apocalypse would soon be upon us.


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4 Responses to Evolved To A Better Smelling Species

  1. Anthony Trudgian says:

    First world crisis!

  2. cat9984 says:

    Imagine how much less time and money would be spent buying personal hygiene items if they only came in “unscented”

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