Thoughts

Mr. Sniffie

July 22, 2008

Here’s a question… A matter of perspective and a request for your point of view…

Let us say you have a friend… A married man who was a friend of your spouse and a friend of yours. Let’s suppose that this person likes to, perhaps, imagine he is capable of a certain “superpower” and proudly and confidently shares with you both his Special Ability.

What if the ability he so proudly declares is a hyper-developed sense of smell with the sole purpose (according to his own declarations) of being able to smell the blood of women who are, ahem, in menses? And he tells you this not once, but twice. With a straight face. Confidently expecting you to be impressed and marveling at this gift which has been bestowed upon him.

What would your response be?

  • Morris

    They would get The Look..

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm, interesting. And I needed to know that, why?

    *confused look*

    That’s probably what I’d say and look like. I’m pretty much an open book…mostly.

    🙂 WW

  • Athor Pel

    I’d ask him how many children he had sired.

    If he had been sucessful in impregnating a woman I would congratulate him on having a useful superpower. And forever more avoid him in public and private but without telling anyone why.

    If he had not been sucessful in impregnating a woman then I would outright call him a liar to his face in regards to the supposed superpower. Thenceforth he would be the lying crotch sniffer and all and sundry would hear of it for as long as I had wind in my lungs to malign him.

    Or you could just ask him if he wanted to sniff your crotch but not as if it was a propostition for a liason. If he said yes then you kick him in the balls for the presumption. If he said no then ask him why he shared the existence of the superpower at all. Severely question his judgement and personal boundaries no matter what.

    No matter what he’s a crotch sniffer. The situation is just rife with opportunity for the creation and exploitation of paralyzing humiliation.

  • momma dragon

    strange…. I tend to agree with the previous comment.

    pretty much think it may be a curse not a gift. know what I mean?
    I also know someone who says he can smell a woman a mile away, but he is smart enough to keep his mouth shut about it.
    We are, after all, a little higher than the animal kingdom.

    me thinks he boasts too much……….
    .. really sounds like a chemical imbalance..tee hee.

  • You’re friends with Al Pacino?

  • I am not sure why this guy thinks this is unique. Birdie has this ability along with being able to smell all kinds of things most people cannot. It is part of a disorder called Sensory Integration Disorder. A common phrase around my household is: Does he/she smell sick?

  • heidi

    You are all cracking me up! Pretty much what our response was along with, please, oh please don’t EVER make me have this conversation again!!!

    And Eagle.. A disorder? A bona fide disorder?

    I was laughing so hard I was in tears. That would so completely go against this person’s highly elevated sense of “special-ness”.

    BWAH-HA-HA-HA

  • funnyfunnygalssis

    I’m likin’ that this is a disorder…

    And I would definetly encourage the guy not to tell another living soul about his ‘gift’ ever….

  • On The Vine

    I would just revise my comment, but since I can’t do that, I am coming back to share some thoughts…

    clearly I have spent way too much time on this…

    1) How has he been able to confirm that he is right?
    Because if he is asking…he has some serious boundary issues.

    2) What possible benefit can this have, unless he is collecting a stud fee?

  • And Eagle.. A disorder? A bona fide disorder?

    Yes Heidi it is real. She also has a heightened sense of touch to the point she can feel the air currents from someone walking into the room. She jokes about being a mutant, but it can cause problems as well. Light touches can cause severe pain, odors that you or I would have no problem with can be very overwhelming for her, so on and so forth.

  • I would claim that I, too, have a superpower – I can tell when someone is just full of it.

    (Thanks, Sonic commercial)

  • I’d say he’s a creep!

Thoughts

Mr. Sniffie

Here’s a question… A matter of perspective and a request for your point of view…

Let us say you have a friend… A married man who was a friend of your spouse and a friend of yours. Let’s suppose that this person likes to, perhaps, imagine he is capable of a certain “superpower” and proudly and confidently shares with you both his Special Ability.

What if the ability he so proudly declares is a hyper-developed sense of smell with the sole purpose (according to his own declarations) of being able to smell the blood of women who are, ahem, in menses? And he tells you this not once, but twice. With a straight face. Confidently expecting you to be impressed and marveling at this gift which has been bestowed upon him.

What would your response be?