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Vogon made tofu early in the the weekend and forgot to either use it or put it in the fridge, so I made a mental note to throw it out on Monday so it wouldn't stink up the trash in the meanwhile.

On Monday, I had a brain fart and put it in the new bag I put into the trashcan instead of the old bag earmarked to go out.

Fast forward to this morning, our second trash day of the week. The rotting soy reek when I removed the bag was so strong it made me with my diminished sense of smell gag. When Vogon walked by the now-emptied trashcan a half hour later, he began retching.

At this point I did The Right Thing and filled the bottom third of the trash can with a strong bleach solution and let it sit for an hour.

Coming in this afternoon, I noted the bleach and faint rotting soy aroma in the nearly dry can as smelling exactly like the frozen section of an Oriental supermarket.

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assmonkeydiary
Oct. 12th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
This is why I love my garbage disposal. It gets fed anything that might stink in the trash.
oddharmonic
Oct. 12th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC)
We have a garbage disposal, but it needs to be replaced so I don't use it.

I get great joy out of feeding garbage disposals in general.
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oddharmonic
Oct. 12th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
A ha! I thought it was just me that the frozen section smelled funny for YEARS. I can only imagine how awful it'd be with a heightened sense of smell.

Himself is a fan of seasoned dried cuttlefish and I insisted that open packages went into a zip-lock bag after we once had an aromatic pantry due to not bagging an open package until the day after it was opened.
blythewater
Oct. 13th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
oh. my.

but, great story! :)

i have an INCREDIBLE sense of smell. like, almost superhuman. the Japanses grocery stores are a feast for my eyes, but since i can't turn off my sniffer i can only stay in there for a bit.
oddharmonic
Oct. 15th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
I had a great sense of smell as a little kid, but it's been diminished since I've had chronic sinusitis. It's kind of a mixed bag since I miss smelling sometimes but it's nice not to gag when I pull the trash bag or clean the litterbox.

If you'd like me to hang onto some of the cooler Japanese food packaging I've gotten, I'd be happy to -- I actually clip characters from the bagged candy I sometimes buy and I've bought a few products just for the wrapping!
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