Saturday, May 26, 2007

too much PMI

Does anyone else have a problem with what I call PMI, perfumed magazine inserts in women's magazines, you know those sample pages sprayed with perfume, and being a migraine chick? After the lilac incident at work, I've been really trying to avoid anything perfumy or too flowery that really sets off my head and makes me nauseous.

Last night, I went to Barnes and Noble to find some women's magazines for the weekend, but then I remembered the PMI drive me nuts sometimes. I have to rip them all out before I can even read it.

So in front of the magazine rack, I started smelling the covers of the magazines. I figured if I can smell the perfume from the cover, this might not me the magazine for me. It is probably beyond saturated and I won’t be able to read it.

Boy, did I get some weird looks.

Maybe next time, I should just buy the ones I want and try to Febreeze them later.


deborah said...

Yes. I think they power-load them before they insert them. Especially in the newspaper ads. Idiots. May they all have a wee little migraine for the Memorial holiday on us. (tee hee.)

Tara Alton said...
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Migraine Chick said...

You're right about the newspaper ad ones. I love to look at the Macy's flyer in the Sunday Paper, but it's usually loaded with so much perfume or cologne, that I can't even look at it.

Dianne said...

I discovered your blog today, and I love it! I applaud your sense of humor (and am a bit in awe, as I have no sense of humor about my migraines right now).

The way you feel about smells, I feel about sounds, even if I'm not currently having a migraine. People on the subway with their iPods too loud make me nuts. Any low mechanical whine or hum makes me crazy. The announcements on the subway are WAAAY too loud (when they are not, in fact, inaudible). I used to laugh at people who would clap their hands over their ears when a siren went by, but now I'm one of them.

Anyway, thank you for helping me face this with a sense of humor.

Kerrie Smyres said...

Ugh, just the thought makes my stomach turn. I've given up on almost all magazines -- even the smell of the ink on the paper is too much.

If you subscribe to a magazine, you can ask that your copies be perfume-free.

Miah Charley said...

Yeah its a good article. According to you what we project managers do is communicating. And a lot of this communication is done during project meetings. It can sometimes feel like you are running from one meeting to another and that your time is often wasted. Meetings don’t start on time, the issues aren’t dealt with, there is no agenda, there is no focus, nobody assigns any follow ups or tasks and of course then they also don’t end on time. An efficient project manager is required for the good management of a project. I think a project manager should PMP certified. Looking forwards to apply what I learned in PMP classes in my company.