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119. What’s That Smell?
It was a warm, sunny day. She put
hat on to keep the sun out of
eyes. She needed to visit her bank. She
down to the corner. There were four buildings
the intersection. One was her bank. Opposite the
was a fast food restaurant. The other two
were a dry cleaner and an office building.
she arrived at the corner, she could smell
fried chicken. The restaurant was open seven days
week, and the odor of fried chicken was
the neighborhood daily. She was a vegetarian. She
to eat meat and fish. But that was
she found a dead cat in her dumpster
day. Of course, she had smelled the dead
before she opened the dumpster lid. Everyone knows
smell of dead flesh. She knew that something
the dumpster was dead, but she didn’t know
. Just in case it was a human (some
dump their babies into dumpsters), she opened the
. She saw the cat. Flies covered most of
. They were enjoying their meal. She loved cats.
had two of her own. A week later
a restaurant, she ordered a hamburger. She took
bite out of it, and almost gagged. She
it out. All she could think about was
smell of that dead cat. That was the
she became a vegetarian.