Because everyone likes a quiz now and again, try and guess which of the following best describes my new “super power.”
a) Able to leap buildings in a single bound
b) X-Ray vision
c) Faster than a speeding bullet (save your distasteful comments)
d) Ability to not taste and or smell ANYTHING!
The answer is d. Treat yourself to a something salty, sweet, sour, or spicy if you guessed correctly, because I can’t.
Since I have had this cold, or whatever it is, I have lost my sense of smell and taste; I’m talking 100%. It is completely bizarre and it’s making me a little crazy. Picture our friend here, minus the muscles, super powers…and NOSE .
I usually have a very sensitive sense of smell. Years ago I was once dry heaving so badly after my dog, Andy, made a ‘movement’ in our house (he was a puppy), I had to call over my buddy, Roy, to come over and clean it up. Had I had these new powers now back then (and perhaps a blindfold), I could have saved myself the humiliation of calling in the “Wolf” to clean up my (dog’s) mess.
There are, however, a couple of benefits to my new gift. For example, I’ve stopped snacking as much because the smell of food no longer entices me. And I am now able to talk to otherwise nice people I would normally avoid due to bad breath and/or body odor. Of course, I could have those things myself and wouldn’t even know it, so I guess it goes both ways.
I suppose the point I’m trying to make is this, whatever your super power, embrace it. Turn your lemons into lemonade!
*I wrote this a couple of days ago. For better or worse, my senses are back.