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Dec. 30th, 2007

08:16 pm - While I'm on the subject of consumables at hotels...

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Hey there, furry fans!

So you've decided to bring your own food to the con, so you won't go broke eating out every day?
Great idea!

Planning to make a tuna sandwich for lunch today?
Sounds yummy!

Did you just throw that tuna can in the wastebasket?
HOLD IT!

That thing is gonna stink up the whole room until the maid comes again! And if she's already been there today, that means it's going to stink all night long! Here's what to do:

1. Fish that can out of the trash. Or, if you didn't throw it in there yet, good. Don't.
2. Take it into the bathroom and rinse it in the sink until every particle of tuna and drop of oily liquid has been washed out and the inside of the can is sparkly clean.
3. Dry it out.
4. OK, NOW throw it in the trash.

Your roommates, assuming they have noses, will thank you!

Current Mood: happyhelpful
Current Music: trad. - Do Your Roommates Have Noses?

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From:discopanda
Date:December 31st, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
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I've actually seen ants go around empty and partially-full cans of TaB to swarm an empty Mountain Dew can. Bees seem to ignore TaB, too.

Nice, huh?
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From:orv
Date:December 31st, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
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I dunno, the smell of tuna might be better than the smell of unwashed human bodies, since no one seems to shower at cons. :P
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 31st, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
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And by "no one seems to shower at cons", you mean "there's always one guy at every con who doesn't seem to shower", right? 'Cause that's more in line with my experiences.
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From:orv
Date:December 31st, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
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Well, OK, "no one" is an exaggeration. I dunno exactly what the percentage is, but it's definitely higher than in the normal population. One of the things I remember about MFF is that the dealer room smelled like a gym locker within fifteen minutes of opening to the public.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 31st, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
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My guess is, part of that is that it gets hot and stuffy in there. So even if people do shower, they end up getting sweaty anyway.

Say, I wonder if that's why the idea is so widespread; because the people who notice the "con sweatbox" effect the most are the dealers, who are mostly artists, so they draw a lot of cartoons about how stinky everyone seems to be.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 31st, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
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Aieeee death by poison sockets! That's almost (by a mere two orders of magnitude) as scary as the Helvetica Scenario!

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From:fionacat
Date:December 31st, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
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What no recycle it?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 31st, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)
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Thinking of recycling that tuna can instead of just throwing it away?
Great idea! But still, wash it out first.
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From:yakko
Date:December 31st, 2007 09:12 am (UTC)
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Me too. It only takes one incident to drive the point home. About the worst thing I've left out is broccoli (in the disposer). MAN that stuff smells!
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From:orv
Date:December 31st, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
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What I don't understand is why coffee grounds get so stinky so fast, in the trash. They smell so good when they go in...
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 31st, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
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As I understand it, it's the bacteria that make things stink, by leaving waste products. So I figure that maybe, just as with us humans, the coffee makes them really have to go!
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From:deckardcanine
Date:December 31st, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, why is it that almost everything stinky is somebody's excrement?
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