Dad always had a knack for influencing my senses. Once a babysitter’s sister smoked cigarettes while we were in a car. I loved the smell. Until I told Dad. Back then, no one knew about the dangers of second-hand smoke, but Dad (a former smoker, in which Mom beat the habit out from him) knew the smell was terrible, which led to his speech about the dangers of smoking cigarettes. It was the ultimate ‘do not smoke’ conversation. The following day, we rode in the back seat of the babysitter’s car. The sitter’s sister pulls out a cigarette to start puffing away. And, all of the sudden, my nose didn’t enjoy her smoke anymore. I rolled down the window. The sitter yelled at me to roll the window up, “…because the air conditioner is on!” In an attempt to filter the smoke from my nose, I used my hand to cover my nose, my head away from her and I buried my face into the car seat. The babysitter’s sister made jokes about my dislike for the smell of cigarettes as she continued to casually puff away. Thankfully, she didn’t light another one.
Except for early childhood second-hand smoking environments, I never smoked a cigarette, nor did I envy people who hid their habits from their parents. High school friends quickly flashed drugs, and I nonchalantly said no thank you. Yes, I was the kid who followed my parent’s advice about health. And, why not? They did have my best interest in mind.
Recently, Dad confessed he eats one whole watermelon a week — by himself. And, now my appetite craves watermelons. Except, I’m lazy at buying and cutting a whole watermelon. And, I don’t have the southern luxury of picking up a melon from the back of a farmer’s truck at a roadside stand. Instead, I purchase pre-cut chunks from a health food store. These aren’t proper replacements for a whole watermelon. But in a New York minute, I’ll splurge on a bottle of Wtrmln Wtr. In a few minutes, I can blitz a Minty Wtrmln Wtr and Blueberry Smoothie. In five minutes, I call Dad to thank him for gifting me with a great sense of smell and taste.
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