So I did something I never thought I would do, I quit smoking. It was hard and I still get tempted sometimes. I finally reached the point where if I were to actually try and smoke again I would probably make myself ill. I know most people are happy to quit and enjoy all the health benefits of being a nonsmoker. I however, wish one thing would have stayed slightly impaired, my sense of smell. I have smoked since I was about 15 or 16 years old. That is almost 10 years total. In that time I have enjoyed not smelling unpleasant things. Obviously I would take notice if I walked by a dumpster or if someone ripped one in the room I was in. But I got to enjoy life without lots of little unpleasant odors. I realized I can’t stand the smell of half the cleaners I own. Likewise, I now think all carpet is disgusting, I’ll never look at it the same. I’ve also noticed that people have a smell if they get too close to you. This was probably the biggest shock of all. I figured that people only smelt if they used an over powering soap or perfume, but no every person has a smell good bad or indifferent. So, don’t worry I’m not going to start smoking again but I wish I could surgically have my nose desensitized.