Your daily reminder that TLP was right when he called narcissism the great disease of the American era.
Most COVID-19 carriers are very nearly asymptomatic, and your chance of dying from the disease as a healthy individual under the age of sixty-five is something like one in ten thousand. (This is worse than your chances of being struck by lightning during your lifetime, but not by much.) That being said, it would appear that plenty of people do temporarily lose their sense of smell. This being America in 2020, we then turn around and assume that it’s a defect in our most recently purchased scented candles, not this mildly well-publicized pandemic, that might be causing a certain lack of detectable scent in the living room. How could it be otherwise? The problem is never with us. There’s just one question: Why are we suddenly expecting more, albeit not as much more, from our unscented candles?
(h/t, as the late Charles Hill would say, to Gab comedian John Rivers.)