My wife has pretty much read me the riot act. I have Soylent on the Nutrifast schedule: “a delicious shake for breakfast, another for lunch, and a sensible dinner.” It’s pretty great. I even like the taste. And it’s massively improved the quality of my diet.
However, I’m one of “those people” who have an… adverse reaction to Soylent. This makes for a daily symphony of destruction that reaches an apex around 6-8pm. Then, the sound and fury fades. Well, the sound fades. The fury… lingers. It loiters. It lends qualities to the atmosphere not typically associated with air. Qualities like texture.
And, apparently, it spreads. On bad days, my wife claims she can smell it downstairs and across the house. The uninvited guest that won’t leave.
There is no mercy and no relief. Beano? Hah! Gas-X? Don’t make me laugh. No, seriously, don’t. Please. Laughing means breathing. Breathing means suffering.
Fortunately I work from home. If I didn’t, no doubt I would be fired. And that’d be bad, because if I were around fire, one can only assume a spectacular mushroom cloud would be the inevitable result. Forget downstairs, they’d be smelling burnt stench for blocks in every direction.
I don’t even have the option to try to blame it on anything else, because the smell is unlike anything else on this earth, and neither of us are astronauts. Basically, I’m doing whatever the opposite of terraforming is.
So my wife wants the uninvited guest evicted. Hopefully the supply of 1.2 that is currently on its way lasts long enough for 1.3 to get here, and hopefully 1.3 addresses this, because otherwise that’s it for Soylent in our house.
I’ve been following the forum for some time, and everybody has their theories, but it would be really great if RL were a little more forthcoming about their plans to address this issue. Which, I guess, is the point of my post. Sorry it took so long to get there.
On the plus side, our heating bills are way down.