I abhor the smell of cinnamon.
Eating cinnamon flavored food is one thing, but smelling it when I am not eating it makes my stomach churn. I would rather choose the stench from rotten eggs over cinnamon flavored fragrance from incense sticks or air fresheners. There is nothing more repulsive than chewing cinnamon gum to mask bad breath, which my college roommate did more than two decades ago.
It still haunts me. It got so bad that I actually looked forward to his flatulence.
You may be perplexed enough to ask why I don't mind eating cinnamon while detesting its smell. Let me ask you this. You wouldn't mind the pungent garlic smell while dining at a Chinese restaurant, would you? But how would you like garlic flavored gum or air fresheners?
Today, people at the car wash deluged the interior of my car with a powerful aroma of cinnamon. I asked for lemon. LEMON, people, LEMON. Not cinnamon.