Certain foods smell great if you’re the one cooking or eating them, but if someone else is—”particularly at work—”they smell vile. Others only smell good at certain times of the day. Some examples:
- Chicken Soup: If it’s yours, it’s comfort food. If someone else has it, it smells like a frat boy’s fungused feet.
- Curry: Delicious if it’s yours. Burning dog fur if in the office.
- Parmesan Cheese: Toothsome on pasta. Cat pee on the nostrils.
- Roasted Garlic: Mouth-watering if you’re the one roasting it. In someone else’s home, you’d swear the Montauk Monster was rotting in their refrigerator.
- Popcorn: One of the four food groups, but in a microwave it’s as if long-dead seagulls were perishing in the pantry.
- Maple Syrup: An appetizing smell first thing in the morning. Later in the day, it smells like a diabetic coyote peed on your carpeting.
- Crumbled Blue Cheese: ‘Nuff said.
- Fritos: Tolerable when eating. In the hands of another, they’ve been soaking in the ball sweat of an Chacma Baboon.
What foods smell bother you?