Caution: Whingey post concerning trivial complaint ahead.
I’m sitting here on the ferry, and a middle-aged woman a couple of seats away from me is painting her nails. This is something I witness once in a while, on a ferry, in a cafe or some other public space.
Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always found nail polish fumes pretty noxious. They instantly give me a slight headache.
I’d add public nail painting to a list of olfactory infringements–too much perfume or cologne and smoking would be others–on our personal space. Maybe women who do it are more accustomed to the fumes, so they don’t notice them as much?
The person who invents an odor-free nail polish is going to make a mint.
On a related note, do you think people wear more, less or roughly the same amount of perfume and cologne as they did twenty or thirty years ago?