I'm genuinely curious as to whether other people would consider this b_s.
I've been ordering a lot of books lately from various places, and I also have gotten a couple of packages from my parents and some dye that I ordered.
About the last five packages I have gotten have reeked of cigarette smoke. They may have before and it just wasn't as noticeable; I don't know.
All of these packages have come from different places, and I KNOW my parents, at least, do not smoke. So my guess is our package carrier smokes in his/her truck. It's not such a big deal since I'm ordering things like books and dye that don't really hold a scent too well, but what if I was ordering clothes?
I was in England for a few weeks on vacation with my family when I woke up to the worst pain of my life in my side. I told my mother and she said to wait it out for half an hour and then if it didn't get better we would go to a local hospital in London. Longest half an hour of my life but realized pretty soon that it was getting worse. It would fade for a second and then the pain would double or triple in intensity so after a discussion with my travel insurance company to let them know, we take a cab to the hospital. I waited in the emergency room for about twenty minutes before we were seen... and finally i was lead back to a bed. The doctor came and poked my side a couple of times and didn't want to hear where it hurt or how much. He announced to me that It was just cramps. I said no.. definitely not and that it hurt way more than any cramps I have ever had. He told me that I was just looking for pain medication and wouldn't listen to me OR my mother. It finally took my mom asking to see his supervisor for them to take me seriously and it turned out it was kidney stones. Yes it's strange for a 19 year old girl to have a kidney stone, it's not strange to actually listen to your patients.
So thanks for that.