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If you had to choose to go without one of the following senses/abilities for a year, which one would it be?

Sight
0 (0%)
Hearing
1 (2.3%)
Taste
15 (34.9%)
Smell
25 (58.1%)
Touch
2 (4.7%)

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Voting closed: January 13, 2013, 07:36:42 PM

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oceanus

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If I had to go without ........
« on: January 09, 2013, 07:36:42 PM »
None would be easy :(

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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 07:41:43 PM »
Not after giving my 1year old beans and rice today it wasn't! :D

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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 07:47:52 PM »
I picked smell, but it may be cheating somewhat for I really do have a weak sense of it.
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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 07:50:36 PM »
Smell.  I have a 7-month-old baby, who produces an impressive number of diapers.  Need I elaborate further?   ::)

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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 07:52:36 PM »
Probably taste. There would still be smell to give a little pleasure to eating and with our knowledge of food safety today, it isn't necessary to taste for bad food - and smell would cover that, too.

The others, including smell, are important for safety just walking down the street and home tasks like cooking.

It is an interesting question that I had never thought about before, really.

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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 07:54:40 PM »
I'm going to say smell.  As I'm approaching menopause, I'm becoming a super smeller so it would be nice not to have to worry about that.  But you are essentially giving up two senses because the sense of smell is closely tied to your sense of taste.

I almost said sight.  I have a very strong prescription, anyway, but I'm not sure I can handle not reading for a year.
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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 08:28:01 PM »
I vote Taste, and would like to comment on how thin I'd be after a year of eating tasteless fuel  >:D

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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 08:31:14 PM »
I voted taste.  Smell is so important to taste that it would be like losing two senses.  Also I would constantly worry that I stank:)

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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 08:41:52 PM »
I picked smell, but it may be cheating somewhat for I really do have a weak sense of it.

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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013, 08:46:32 PM »
After picking up 4 teen boys after an hour work out this afternoon, I would be happy to not smell.

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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013, 08:47:31 PM »
I picked smell, but it may be cheating somewhat for I really do have a weak sense of it.

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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2013, 11:07:54 PM »
I vote Taste, and would like to comment on how thin I'd be after a year of eating tasteless fuel  >:D

EXACTLY my own logic for choosing smell.  Exactly.  Now, if I could arrange to start this year off by getting a really ugly case of the flu, that would jump start things nicely....   ;)
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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2013, 11:26:18 PM »
I chose smell because I pretty much don't smell anything.  The world is basically smell-neutral until a large threshold is reached.  Then, Bam!  I remember literally running away from the seals in Monterrey because the winds shifted, and I thought I would hurl.  I have also been like a cartoon person with my nose in the air being led to a good smell.  Neither is really pleasant. 

I would trade the rest for sight, though. 

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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2013, 12:29:06 AM »
I agree with Oceanus. None would be easy. But I would choose taste because I could stand to lose a few pounds.   ;D



***Edited by mrkitty because I read the wrong name...please accept my apology, Oceanus. P.S. I love this topic you came up with!***
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Re: If I had to go without ........
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2013, 12:59:44 AM »
It was a toss up between hearing and sight. I need my sight to work, so it would be more feasible to give up hearing music for a year. Smell/taste would be bad, because I would end up giving myself food poisoning and not being able to feel a hug for a year would kill me dead.