Up the nose
I have been wondering who thought it was a good idea to install in men’s rooms those little devices that periodically emit a little jet of cheap scent.
It does nothing to cancel out the underlying smell of the premises, merely adding one offensive aroma atop another. It’s rather as if someone went to the zoo and spritzed the bonobos with Dollar Store perfume.
While I am mentioning unpleasant smells, the arrival of the 150th anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter and the beginning of the Civil War has put the Confederate apologists into acceleration.* The ugly fact is that while, yes, there were political, cultural, and economic differences between the North and the South, slavery was, by the secessionists’ own statements, the main state’s right that they cared about. If you want to commemorate the Confederacy, you cannot evade that stench, and you have to come to terms that the South had many brave and good men who fought heroically in a bad cause.
*I won’t go into the risible apologetics of a letter writer to The Sun in today’s editions unless you provoke me.