“Remember some of the twisted logic we subscribed to as kids? I had a reminder as I was walking down the hall to my apartment recently… now, for whatever reason, my hallway of late has really smelled strongly of some sort of perfume. It’s been going on a few weeks, and with no clear indication as to why.

“And it got me thinking of this ‘chapter book’ I read as a kid, in which a bunch of kids made a smelly mess in their school, and desperate to cover it up, concluded that they needed to douse everything in perfume. Working with the logic that bad smell + good smell = no smell, they proceeded to make the situation worse.

“And that just worked to make me wonder what awful smell in the hallway incited the need for so much perfume… until I came to the conclusion that I’d really rather not know…”


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    My name is Bobby.

    I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things.

    I write occasionally for Smashing Magazine and the London Community News online, and weekly for Interrobang, the student voice newspaper at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

    I've also been published by the Canadian University Press.
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