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True Confessions Of A Male Sniffer  
User currently offlineCanadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

I dunno about the rest of you, but I'm starting to feel rather overwhelmed and mentally exhausted by the Iraq issue and the accompanying arguments, fears, paranoia and media overkill/propaganda, etc. etc. etc.

So, that said, let me ask you a rather inane question. I freely admit I find myself some mornings rummaging through my "mountain" of clothes in my bedroom, anxiously searching for something wearable, should I have failed/neglected to do laundry the night before. Yep, I will spend a frantic 10 minutes or so "sniffin" for some quasi clean socks, pants, shirts, etc to wear.
If the item does not have a "bleu cheese" odour, then it passes my test.

And yes...Y E S, I will even go out on a limb here and state for the record that I have been known to perform the snifferoo test on.........my undies. ("Oh,GOD! That is F******G disgusting!", you say?) So shoot me if I am the only guy who has had to resort to this. Don't get me wrong, I am far far from being an unclean, unhygienic person, but well, laziness and apathy for the washing machine takes its toll on me some days during the month.

So, any fellow "sniffers" out there? C'mon, fess up. It's good for the soul.
Have you grossed out your girlfriend/boyfriend/parent/dog by being caught in the act?

Women always profess (to me anyway) that they most definitely do not
sniff. Hmmmmm, I wonder.......

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User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

I'm not a sniffer but my cat is. Nothing gives him greater pleasure than to go rummaging through my hamper.

Anyway, I have a suggestion for you: dirty clothes go in a hamper, clean clothes remain in the closet. This way, you never have to perform the "sniff" ever again.


User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

One of the joys of being a bachelor !!!

I won't comment on this point (which means my answer is actually implied), but I will add another point : how often do you change your bed sheets (I guess this concerns only truly single bachelors like poor me) ?

I'm changing my bed sheets tonight after one month of usage, when I've been raised to clean and change them every two weeks. What's your score ?


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

And we used to wonder why Canada wasn't a world power!

Most of us prefer to wear clean, pressed clothes everyday...it says a lot about a persons character (not too mention their odor).

Same goes with bedding.

Pigs.


User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

It does happen to me occasionally. Actually washing clothes is something I absolutely love doing - load the washing machine, put in tons of washing powder, turn it on, watch the clothes spin in the froth and get them out squeaky clean!

The problem is that the weather is pretty unstable here in Malta at this time of the year, so usually when I hang something up, it starts to rain. Since I wash my clothes in batches, e.g. when I run out of socks and boxers, there's nothing left to do than sniff and... erm... mask the odors.

In that case I usually hide myself in an aura of deodorant spray and talcum powder and stuff like that. Disgusting, I know, but it helps. But hey, this is rare. On the other hand, there's some frightfully hygienic people out there - my mum was absolutely shocked when I told her I sleep in my boxers, the same boxers I've worn a whole day...

One final note is a hint for washing: buy a little bottle of Dettol antiseptic and add a capful to each load you wash in the machine. Not only does it make your washing smell fresher and cleaner, it also disinfects.

Lm 0.02,
-turbolet


User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

707cmf, funny that you should bring that up! I'm changing my bed sheets tonight too, after about 2 or 3 weeks. As a matter of fact, they're in the dryer as we speak.

I don't have a set schedule for changing them, I just do it whenever the pillows start to smell or whenever there's been, ahem, a lot of "traffic". Interestingly enough, I've discovered that whenever you have a persistent cold, changing your bed sheets and pillow cases often gets rid of it.

Ah yes, the joys of bachelorhood!


User currently offlineCanadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

Allow me to state for the record thatmy sniff tests occur once every blue moon (or is that once every "Bleu" moon?). I despise doing it, and am utterly disgusted with myself, but.......what can one say? Trust me, I am a clean freak, but there are occasions when......

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

Boys, do yourself a favor and by a frontloading washing machine. I think you'd be into watching through the little porthole the clothes tumble and the fizz bubble. And you'll never have "bleu cheese" again.

Eeew. Just don't say anything about Feta and we'll be fine. I like my salads.


User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

Hello!

I'm a very clean guy. In fact I do most of the cleaning around my home.

Sure I'm a "sniffer". Who isn't? Who loves doing laundry everyday of the week! And where the Flying F**K does that one sock always dissapear to??? Amazing!

When I put on a clean pair of underwear after a shower and go to work or somewhere, after I get home I take them off and hang them on a fan in my bedroom. I then put on jogging shorts with a netted banna hamic. Then if I'm going back out later, I do the sniff test on my underwear ... if they pass, I'll wear them again. What's wrong with that?

Luckily I've never had smelly feet, but, I'll do the sniff test with my socks too. I can make two pairs last two days by alternating between them. Big deal! Like I said, who loves doing laundry? I CONFESS .... I'm a Sniffer!!! Big grin


Chris  Smile



"Just a minute while I re-invent myself"
User currently offlineCanadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

Speakin of Feta.......did you KNOW, that if one takes a pair of sweaty dark dress socks, and then opens up a bag of "Cheetos" or "Cheese Sticks", and performs a sniff test on both the sweaty, stinky dress sock and then the
"Cheetos", that one will disocover the odour is identical? Tis true! Studies have shown that the same bacteria in Feta or Bleu cheese is identical to the bacteria that collects on ones sweaty stinky feet.



User currently offlineCanadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

Gentlemen, I applaud those of you who confessed for both your honesty and integrity. You have given men everywhere the freedom to come out of the
"sniffer closet" and scream it out from the proverbial rooftops.


User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

In that case I usually hide myself in an aura of deodorant spray and talcum powder and stuff like that. Disgusting, I know, but it helps. But hey, this is rare. On the other hand, there's some frightfully hygienic people out there - my mum was absolutely shocked when I told her I sleep in my boxers, the same boxers I've worn a whole day...

Ewww! This is a VERY major no no for me. I can't stand it when people do this.

Ok, confession: while growing up, it was always "implied" that black people kept themselves cleaner than whites. We were taught to wash ourselves thoroughly, twice a day if possible, and to never, ever, under any circumstance apply a drop of deodorant or perfume on dirty skin. That was actually a cardinal sin, and among black circles, you would be reviled and scorned if you admitted to such a thing. My grandmother would pass comments like "I was sitting next to an old white woman on the bus, and boy did she smell like blah blah blah", etc.

Anyway, when I moved away to college in 1992, that was my first time actually living with someone who was white and I learned some very interesting things. There seems to be a different cultural approach to cleanliness. The first time I saw my roommate put on deodorant without showering I thought I would pass out. I never knew such a thing was possible. Interestingly, my other roommate, who was Asian, had the exact same reaction. And it wasn't just Frank that put would splash on the cologne if he was late for class and didn't have time to shower. Practically the entire floor thought this was normal.

Here in Austria, a friend of mine that travels a lot called me up to ask me a question. She spent last winter travelling the Caribbean and was astounded by how seriously people there kept themselves clean. She said they were almost militant. Soap was the fastest selling commodity, and no one would be admitted to polite society with even the slightest offending odor. Has anyone else noticed this trend, or is it just me?


User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

Hey! Nothing wrong with doing a "sniff test"......but I must admit I love it when my man runs out of undies......then he can just go without!!! Amazing.......and I love  Love it!!!

Phyllis
 Acting devilish


User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

Okay. As it is confession time...

I've been raised to wash at least once a day (as a matter of fact, I'm just out of the bath tub right now, in a clean night er shirt and boxer matching the cleanliness of the fresh clean bed sheets  Wink/being sarcastic )

To my utter disgust, I discove a few months after moving in with a new roommate (yeah, a few months, cause we don't have exactly the same schedule) that he would have a shower only every other day, sometimes seldomer than that !
And while I have at least one heavy load of laundry per week (actually it's more like three loads every three weeks Big grin), he just fills half a machine every 2 ~ 2.5 weeks. I've even had to forbid him to sit on my couch after a summer afternoon of golf (and take a shower before comming to dinner, puleeaase !)

And you wonder why we Frenchpeople have that kind of reputation... Believe me, there are just a few like him, most of the French are like me !!!

Now, on the other hand, another friend of mine (French too) will have at least two shower per day. Even after a winter night, when he washed himself right before going to bed ! Now, that I find a tad excessive.

Antoine


User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

Only a very tiny bit on topic but pretty funny:



Jeremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

I'm not a sniffer but my cat is.

^^^QUOTE OF THE WEEK^^^

anyway, i keep my clean clothes in the drawer, so sniffing is unnecessary and uncalled for.


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 999 times:

Ok.. That has to be the SADDEST, SORRIEST thing I have seen in AGES!!!

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11678 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 981 times:

Being a bachelor, in that pre-coffee state in the mornings, I find myself trying to figure out what the hell I did with this shirt or those pants. I have gotten in the habit of throwing everything in the washing machine when I am done with it. When it is 3/4 full, I just add soap and let 'er rip! Saves me from smelling things and besides, I have so many clothes, I have to keep my clean ones on the floor!

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 915 times:

Wow, how old is the sister smelling guy?

User currently offlineC172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1003 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 879 times:

Gotta love Somethingawful.com, they got to have some of the funniest stuff on the internet. Both real and fake!

User currently offlineCanadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 857 times:

Posted by "Canadi>nGirl" (Girlfriend of Canadi>nBoy)

So men do the sniff test? Surprise surprise. And Phyliss, I agree with you, honey, that if our men run out of boxers or undies to wear around the house, well, that's just fine with me, too! Mind you, when I catch my boyfriend sniffing some socks in the morning, I have to say it grosses me out just a little.
But, I learn to live with it. After all, I have 2 brothers, and they did it, too.
I think perhaps it really is a "guy thing".

Do women "sniff"? I myself and my sisters don't, and I can't think of any of my girlfriends who would even admit to it, but I'm sure there must be a woman out there who has.

Canadi>nGirl


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 815 times:

I'm a reformed sniffer. Ever since I bought a front loading washing machine, the only thing (well.... er...) I'm into sniffing is the fragrance of freshly laundered clothes. As Turbolet described, I use a few drops of Lysol Direct in the wash for it's anti-bacterial properties. However, ever since they stopped selling it here in Canada (dunno why) I now have to get it imported (via visiting relatives) from the U.S.

aw


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