A Lot of Other Gas Smells…

So for the past couple of weeks we’ve smelled gas in our house. I originally thought that it was car exhaust somehow creeping into the house, but last night at 12 a.m. our street was dead quiet and all of a sudden our bedroom was CONSUMED by this gas smell. It was horrible. So we shut our windows, smelled some pumpkin scented candles to rid our noses of the gas scent, and tried to go back to bed. I think there’s a leak somewhere – whether in the house, I don’t know.

I’m going to ask our neighbors today if they’ve smelled gas on the front side of their house (that’s the only place we have smelled it). If not, then I’ll know it’s specifically something going on with our house. Either way, I think Denis is going to call the gas company this weekend and have them come check things out – I so cannot handle my house smelling like car fumes.

But it reminds me of one of the funniest scenes in a “Friends” episode – the one called The One Where Ross Can’t Flirt. He attracted to the pizza delivery girl and attempts (miserably) to flirt with her. After many failed attempts, he asks her how the pizza joint cooks the pizzas, and she says they are made in gas ovens. This is what happens next:

Ross: Gas? Wow! Intense.

Chandler: (To Monica) If this is the way all the Gellers flirt, we don’t have a problem.

Ross: (to Caitlin) Hey uh, y’know that smell gas has?

Caitlin: (wanting more than anything to get the money and leave this horrible, horrible place) Yeah.

Ross: They put that in.

Caitlin: What?!

Ross: The gas is odorless, but they add the smell so you know when there’s a leak.

Caitlin: (getting more desperate to leave) Well okay!

Ross: A lot of other gas smells…

Chandler: Oh the humanity.

Ross: Meth-methane smells…

Caitlin: Y’know what umm, actually I, I really, I should go.

Ross: Oh but I-I-I haven’t paid you yet!

Caitlin: Y’know what? That’s okay, you guys have ordered so many that this one is on me! (Runs for her life.)

(Ross closes the door slowly.)

Ross: (To All) Was I talking to her about gas?

Chandler: More so than anything else.

That scene leaves me laughing out loud everytime I see it.

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8 comments

  1. I definitely don’t think it’s the gas like the gas on the stove – it smells like car exhaust to me, as though someone stuck their tailpipe in my living room and then idled their car for 5 minutes. It’s strong – although it eventually goes away.

  2. Well, we DID have those flies in our living room back in the summertime. Maybe our house IS the new Amityville – only instead of a pig we have a Buick. I think you may be on to something! I knew I hated the basement for a reason…

  3. YES FOR ABUOT THREE WEEKS WE HAV SMELLED GAS IN OUR HOUSE NOW WE DO NOT USE GAS IN OUR HOUSE NOT FOR COOKING OR HEAT WE DO NOT EVEN HAVE A GAS LINE NEAR THE HOUSE SO CAN ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE THE SMELL IS COMING FROM THANKS JOHN

  4. Hi:

    We have been having a gas or paint smell in the house for the last week or so and I read your note – Did you ever find out where yours was coming from? Its giving us headaches and nausea. Please let me know if you did. Thanks.

    Lori

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