February 20, 2006
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Uncategorized

Overheard Remark No. 1

Richmond Station tube platform, London, 9th October 2005. A mother says to her child, who is holding a single flower, “If you keep smelling it, it’ll be ruined.” It occurs to me that a flower has a finite source of perfume. But how quickly can it be used up by a child’s sense of smell? The little girl in question looks disappointed.


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