"Lady, you REEK!"
a.k.a. Shawn Ellis
- - -
So, a 'lady' got onto the #100 this morning a few stops after mine, and ended up standing beside me. No big whoop... or so I thought....
About as long as it took me to think 'no big whoop' her smell hit me. The force of the stench that wafted off her was PHE-NOM-I-NAL! The cheapest, funkiest musk perfume. Picture if you will, something from that Drug-Store standard, Coty...I imagine it's called something like Muskkk or some such. Oh, and add to that the smell of baby powder!?!?!?
Before the bus made it to the next stop I was literally coughing non-stop, and not because I wanted to be a bitch, I really couldn't stop. By the following stop I was actually retching! The stink was so profound I was dry-heaving. All I could think was 'three more stops, three more stops.'
Between the next two stops I actually pinched my nose closed and gave her a dirty look. The stop before mine I decided I needed to breathe and so I started to get up from my seat to get away from Mrs Stinky but in doing so I has to breathe HER in again and so, start coughing again.
...Misster-Kitty had had enough.
As I stood up, I looked her, full on, and said... "Lady, you REEK!", then kept on walking toward the door, coughing all the way.
The walk from my final bus stop to my office is about 5 minutes, all of which I continued to cough.
I know I've bitched about noxious smells before but never has ever had this reaction...
...that was 90 mins ago and I can still TASTE the reek in my mouth!