SoCS – cent/scent/sent

Dan is filling in for Linda Hill who has been without electricity.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cent/scent/sent.” Use them in any form you like. Use one, use two or use them all. Bonus points if you use all three, and Cheryl will put your next drink on David’s tab. I know, you used to get bonus points for two, but inflation… Enjoy!

A little rant about something that bugs me to no end. I am adding my 2 cents about hating scents. A neighbor of mine has her garage back door open whenever she does her laundry. The problem is that her house is right below mine and the scent travels up to my house.

I open my windows in the evening after warm days. I use the cool outside air to cool down my house. When she is doing laundry, the overwhelming scent of Downey fabric softener makes breathing difficult for me. It is an irritant for my asthma. This gives me two choices. I can leave my windows closed and remain uncomfortable in the heat, or I can have my windows open and have a coughing fit, or worse from the smell. Neither are very good options.

I can only imagine what she would think if I sent her a letter requesting, she stop using the stinky product. It smells like she uses an entire bottle with each load. I wish my sense of smell was not as good as it is. I wish scents didn’t send me into an asthma attack.

Downy Fabric Softener Liquid Fabric Conditioners

13 thoughts on “SoCS – cent/scent/sent

  1. I understand your rant, Lauren. I wonder if, like the tobacco companies have done with cigarettes, the makers of these products have “enhanced” the scent over time. Let’s just say, this isn’t my mother’s Downey. We used particular brands of detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets for years, and then, in the 1990s, I developed an allergy to all those products. Since then, my wife has searched for unscented, natural products that do the job but don’t offend.

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