Pigs Don’t Know Pigs Stink…or My Beef with Smoker Stench

The first time I heard the expression ‘pigs don’t know pigs stink,’ it was the title of an Amway tape (yes, cassette tape) and it was about how people who are poor don’t realize how poor they are.  For instance, how soon would you start losing your car, home, possessions if you lost your job for one month? Two months, etc?  Obviously, the folks on that tape weren’t speaking to the folks who know they are poor…the ones living below the poverty line, but I digress.

The pigs who don’t know they stink that I mean to discuss in this post are smokers.  Specifically, the ones who sit in their cars on cold or rainy days with the windows up so their clothes and hair get supersaturated with smoke particles and then come into work (or stores or your homes) absolutely reeking.  Their sense of smell is so ruined by their habit or they are so used to the smell that they don’t even notice, but those non-smokers an the area of effect can barely breath.

We have one of these smokers at my office.  On a clear day, you can smell the smoke on this guy when he walks by or when you go to the restroom after he’s come in from a smoke break and gone straight to take a leak and left the lingering smoke stench behind.  Yesterday was particularly foul.  It was rainy so he must have been in his car (assumption) smoking.  When he came in a couple times, he stopped at the cube next to me to chat and both times I had to turn my fan on high to repel the foulness wafting from him.  No hyperbole.  It was that bad.  I’m not sure how the two guys he was chatting with could stand it…and I’m fairly certain he had no idea how bad his Pigpen-like cloud was.

Pigs don’t know pigs stink.  It’s true.

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  1. […] the curb in front of the building is what earned her that moniker.  I’ve posted before about smoker stench, but this is waaaaay beyond that.  I abhor smokers who think the world is their ashtray, and the […]

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