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Saturday, 4 December 2010

Flights And Fancies

It is the season to be jolly, or something. We are more or less confined to barracks gazing out at the snow and slush that is due to turn to black ice as soon as the light goes down.

Just as well we are not galloping about going to a lot of different places for one thing or another. In recent years there has been a lot less of that because of the chemical issues we have, increasingly those of fragrances.

Being at home now means staying clean.

The term “ambient air pollution” is much in use and there is a lot of it about. It is scary how far it can travel. One USA West Coast blogger found that in tests on the air in her locality there was one chemical that could only have come from China.

So here are a couple of things to think about.

The first is that the advert’s on the TV for the Christmas shopping season have a huge number selling scents of different kinds.

Take all those Alpha males who are risking becoming Omega in their ability to reproduce by their choice of the deodorant to plaster themselves with.

Then add the females seeking to attract by using products that remove them from gene pool.

On the other hand you might like to take a trip to somewhere sunny or exciting to be out in about. After a fun time at the airport you will be packed into a box for up to 18 to 24 hours in most cases with air flow systems that do not use fresh air.

Try this one, from which the poster above comes:

Now what happens when you put the two together?

1 comment:

  1. "Fresh air?" Whoever heard of that? I guess it must be an expensive commodity, on sale in one of London's top stores.
    Air flow systems? These I can relate to..... invisible but must be working in my neighbourhood! Forgetting the snow and recalling the hot sunny days of summer, I'm reminded of the many times I could not enjoy a little bit of sunbathing in my own back garden; it was better to go indoors, close all windows and escape fragrance fumes, carried by the wind from the laundry hanging in my neighbour's garden, more than 30 yards away.
    Not many bees around this past few years but, thankfully, the birds seem to keep alive and are still visiting the bird table.