According to this odd story, a smoking ban in British pubs has managed to make British bars smell even worse. Apparently, the acrid smell of smoke is a delight compared to all the foul odors smoke used to mask: “stale food and beer, damp, sweat and body odour, drains and – how do you put this nicely – flatulence.”
So what’s the solution? You might think cleaning supplies would be in order. But you would be wrong. Instead, they’re pumping perfume into 2000 pubs — the essence of “leather, freshly cut grass, and ocean breeze fragrances.”
This cries out for a limerick, don’t you think?
This Doesn’t Pass The Smell Test (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane
The stench of Brit pubs once was hidden
By smoke, but now smoking’s forbidden,
And since folks can’t abide
The foul odor, they hide
It with pumped-in-perfume. I’m not kiddin’.
(You can find more of my food and drink limericks and humor here.)