As kids, there always used to be someone who would run around holding their nose, and yelling at the smallest sign of someone's flatulence...Eew!
In turn, the other kids would all chime in: "The person who smelt it, dealt it!"
Might as well push the responsibility where it rightfully belongs--uh, maybe.
This is what kids do--they are not politically correct in the slightest!
Are adults any better really?
I've seen grown men and women start holding their noses and waving their hands in front of their faces when someone is stinking up the local air.
In particular, this happens quite a bit on places like the crowded Metro and elevators...going down.
People are unforgiving when the air is foul.
Personally, I am very sensitive to bad smells and hot air--my A/C is running full blast all around the year...even in Winter, seriously!
When I saw this sign in a storefront window that said, "Free Smells," I thought to myself, gee we got enough smells to last a lifetime, and that's why fresh air and nature is so appealing to the good 'ol olfactory senses.
Free smells...unless it's fresh flowers or some savory dish to eat--you can have it--free or not, I frankly don't give a damn.
My personal belief is that an odor is far more likely to cause you a gag sensation than put a refreshing smile on your ugly face.
Good etiquette, keep your smells to yourself. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)