Monday, June 18, 2007

Cinnamon

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.

11 Comments:

At June 19, 2007 7:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must be a slow news day.

 
At June 19, 2007 8:14 AM, Blogger David Cho said...

Geez, anon. It's been a slow news month.

 
At June 19, 2007 10:00 AM, Blogger Layla (aka Barbara) said...

I am really sorry you had to endure this. Put some garlic in your car to get rid of the cinnamon smell, that should do the trick.

 
At June 19, 2007 3:18 PM, Blogger Friar Tuck said...

I love cinnamon. In fact, I have cinnamon dolce lattes at Starbucks when I go there. It is my new favorite. And the smell of it is about as good as drinking it.

 
At June 19, 2007 11:14 PM, Blogger Gretchen said...

Cinnamon?? Really?? Most americans associate that smell with homey, cozy, yummy, warm apple pie, Christmas etc... I actually have a cinnamon box made from the tree. It's supposed to bring prosperity or something.
I do agree that Big Red Gum is kind of gross smelling.

 
At June 20, 2007 7:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, it was supposed to be a bit of a joke.

 
At June 21, 2007 5:19 PM, Blogger San Nakji said...

I think I kind of agree with you... Hmmmm

 
At June 22, 2007 12:00 AM, Blogger Jenny said...

I don't really like the smell of cinnamon either. And I really don't like the taste of cinnamon gum or mints. Eating cinnamon is just ok, unless it's in ice cream or combined with sugar on toast, when it becomes delicious.

 
At July 02, 2007 4:23 PM, Blogger rubyslipperlady said...

I love cinnamon! In all of it's forms. I agree with the Friar as well, love the cinnamon dolce cream (don't do coffee). yummy!

I also love garlic though, so hmmm. I mean I buy marinated cloves and eat them whole. super yummy!

Hope you got your car aired out though.

 
At July 03, 2007 10:18 AM, Blogger SUPER said...

I think it's odd that they even make scented car wash stuff. Like the foam stuff you can choose from a million scents. Weird.

And I like cinammon. A tiny amount of cinammon schnaaps in hot chocolate is swell!

 
At December 09, 2007 8:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole world should be made out of cinnamon. Then we could all watch this individual curl up in a ball, implode, and disappear from existence. They would then no longer waste disk space posting such worthless crap!

 

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