Flabbergasted-Unlimited

What does it actually mean to smell something?

 

SS : That is an odd question. What do you mean?

 

You have made the decision to join Scentsy. Therefore you work with scents on a daily basis. Scents are very much your stock and trade. You must have had some thoughts on the subject of taking in scents through the nose.

 

SS : Not really.

 

How can you say that? When a person has made the decision to join Scentsy he has decided to be a purveyor of fragrance. To make this decision necessarily means that person has decided to devote his life to scents. Surely such a decision carries with it certain philosophical curiosities. Surely the greater meaning of the olfactory experience is something you must ponder on a daily basis!

 

SS : I’ve never thought about it actually.

 

How can that be?

 

SS : I am not a philosophical person by nature. To me Scentsy is just a pay check. I did not join Scentsy because I had some existentially calling to become a purveyor of fragrance as you say. I joined Scentsy because I needed a job and Scentsy was hiring. Now don’t get me wrong. I am grateful to Scentsy for giving me the opportunity to earn an income and to be able to do so in such a flexible manner that I can make my own hours and earn as many commissions as I can sell. I like all that. But to say that I do all this because I have a calling to sell Scents is a true misrepresentation of reality. Moreover, it is also a misrepresentation of reality to say that because I sell Scents that I therefore also possess a philosophical curiosity about the nature of the sense of smell.

 

Well I’m just flabbergasted.