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Postby ApolloXI » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:58 am

You know you are a former counselor when you spray Lysol Clean Linen and you have flash backs to working with EVA equipment.
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Re: Smell

Postby p51 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:20 pm

Smells can be funny. Growing up in Florida, I had terrible sinus problems and had a crummy sense of smell until I got out of there (it came in handy in the Army, though, not being able to smell much of the time). The idea of a smell triggering a memory was an alien concept until I got older and my sense of smell got better.
There's a spot in the building I work in that gives off some kind of scent, I have no idea what it is. And I can't tell you wheat smell from the training floor I'm reminded of, but every time I walk by there, I'll close my eyes for moment, and with the echoes that also remind me of the training floor, I find myself back there almost every time.
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Re: Smell

Postby SpaceCanada » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:16 pm

My smell memory from camp is less pleasant: rotting chocolate milk in one of the overhead air ducts in our Hab room. The first night the counsellors didn't believe us and kept telling us to go to bed, which we eventually did. The second night it was wafting into the halls and stank up a good portion of the floor. We were finally given a new room. I feel bad for any counsellor that shares such scent memory from our room. (The milk was put up there by someone well before we arrived, likely trying to hide contraband food in the Hab one night.)

Ah... scent-based memories...
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Re: Smell

Postby majtom7 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:26 pm

Heaven Sent :)
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