wait a what! i grew up in tucson, and i recognize one of the portraits (1:12) on the wall as a girl i went to middle/high school with! this is too funny.
packzi! I recently moved to Ann Arbor and was SO CONFUSED when everybody was on about packzi day. told my partner (who's from the area) that this is not A THING in other places, and she wasn't hearing it.
but really, I had never ever heard of it before Michigan.
@tales I don't know, I think it's rude/a problem that so many people wear so much smelly stuff especially when they are in confined spaces, and am not opposed to more conversation about how if i can smell your perfume/cologne/scented lotion from three feet away, you need to reevaluate? it's total bullshit that it's more acceptable to tell somebody their body odor is bad than it is to tell somebody their perfume is too much.
strong scents often trigger migraines for me, and it's totally unavoidable on my end. can't see the cloud of stench/choose to avoid it... it comes into my space and I'm down.
ANYWAY this is maybe irrelevant to a conversation about smoking and passerby, and you are also affected by strong scents so maybe you sympathize, but! there's that.
@oyster seconding the suggestions to use candles/open flame -- this is my own tried and true method (although i cannot vouch for holding matches in your mouth while you cut)!