July 19, 2011

Disaster Averted

Whew! I'm all better now.

Abe was up early and had to move my car so that he could get into his stuff in the garage. He asked me to join him for breakfast at a local restaurant before we went our separate ways. I got into my car and GAH. I was hit with a wall of that awful scent that's showing up in deodorants more and more. Even in this heat (about 90° then), I opened a window and blasted the air conditioner.

When we met at the table in the restaurant, I took his hands across the table and looked gently into his eyes.

"You must never ever again wear that deodorant you have on."

He blinked. "Why?"

I reminded him about the last time I was enveloped in that odor. I do not want to be catching that vile smell in my house OR my car. He said he could barely smell it, but he promised me he would throw it away.

Luckily, he wasn't in my car for long, and the scent is almost gone this afternoon. Dodged that bullet.

UPDATE! DEFCON FOUR! It wasn't him! I have a car from the dealership as they try for the FIFTH time to fix a leaky gasket in the convertible roof. It is the same car I had at the end of May. The odor is still there, and it had transferred to our clothes! Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh! It is back to haunt me! Truly, this stuff is a weapon. It seems to dissipate during the day when air is moving through, but I'll bet it's back this morning. Kill me now.


THIS IS ME....ONLINE said...

Nice save. Better you telling him now in lieu of people avoiding him all day.

Ur-spo said...

phew ! what a relief !

Blobby said...

You do know this was an entire 'Seinfeld'episode - right?

tornwordo said...

Blobby's right, I'm LMAO.

Rox said...

I'm still curious as to what the exact smell is? I'm a smell person. One day, I followed this (what turned out to be) old man in the grocery store sniffing behind him like a hound dog. He smelled sooooo good! Then when I saw he was 104, I had a good laugh because apparently, my nose would get me into trouble if left in charge.