Friday, December 29, 2006

Overheard on I-40 West...

Tam: "It's easy to spot bolsheviks. They smell like patchouli; patchouli is the smell of bolshevism."

Kaylee: "Uh, I sometimes wear patchouli."

Tam: "I'll be watchin' you."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparently, many who wear that nasty stuff don't realize that to a large part of the population it smells like an unwashed body... unwashed for several days. I actually thought the only use was to cover the smell of pot-smoking (maybe that's because I live in a college town, where that really is the primary use), but I have been told that some actually consider it perfume. Revolting stuff! Hey wait... Bols... revolting... now I see...

Les Jones said...

Tam: "I'll be watchin' you."

Did you say it with your eyes bugged out like R. Lee Ermey talking to Cowboy in Full Metal Jacket?

HollyB said...

I didn't even like it when I was a hippie in the 70's and I dam sure don't like it now.
And FWIW, I never thought it covered the smell of pot either. Kinda like putting violets on a dead fish. Then you just have the smell of flowery dead fish. With Patchouli and pot, you just get two unpleasant smells mixed together. Double gag!

angus lincoln said...

That is really funny. I used to wince at the smell of that stuff, now I'll be snickering! Thanks

Tam said...

"Did you say it with your eyes bugged out like R. Lee Ermey talking to Cowboy in Full Metal Jacket?"

Exactly like that. ;)

BobG said...

I always preferred sandalwood, myself.

Anonymous said...

To me, patchouli smells like bread mold.

Sandalwood is nice.

Andy

Anonymous said...

My wife wears that stuff and I've grown to like it, but when we were dating I once asked her "do you wear that just to piss people off!?