Letter - Newspaper stinks — literally


If you ever stink up my lovely newspaper with disgusting perfumed inserts again, I will cancel my subscription — forever!

Kittee Custer



chicoli 8 months, 1 week ago

What kind of perfume...Wallula type? After all paper comes from mills!


stvsngltn 8 months, 1 week ago

I agree with this writer's comment about the obnoxious noxious odors that emanate from newspaper cologne ads. I often wonder whether some readers who have health issues like asthma might suffer bad effects from them. Realize that income from advertisers is crucial to a newspaper but I agree that the world would be a better place without these odorous, malevolent inserts that I hurriedly toss into the nearest round file before even reading the paper.


downhillracer 8 months, 1 week ago

"Malevolent"? Even an extreme wordsmith as yourself should recognize the lack of evil intent by the advertising community. So, are you as shocked and insulted when stepping into an elevator with multiple sources of fragrance? Do you complain as loudly to your cocktail hostess of her offending eau de cologne? Or do you simply prefer to complain for the sake of complaint?

Ah. There you have it.


stvsngltn 8 months, 1 week ago

Hello downhill. Well, use of that word was tongue-in-cheek of course. Actually, the stinky inserts are only mildly irritating during the second or two it takes to flip them into a wastebasket. I'm no chemist but there must be a reason that the cologne in a newspaper insert is never as nice (nor alluring) as that encountered on a cocktail hostess. Probably something to do with her natural pheromones chemically mixing with the eau de cologne to produce an attractive scent. Suppose?


namvet60 8 months, 1 week ago

OK Steve - now you have downhill all confused. :)


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