Anyway…it was at that time a statement Karen made in passing several months before rattled through my brain. She said, “I really like the smell of this body wash,” while holding up a name brand bottle, the very bottle I had just extracted from the depths of my sink cabinet. When I opened it and sniffed at the bottle top, a very distinct odor touched my nostrils…Off brand mosquito repellent. This caught me off guard and I sniffed again only to be greeted by that same familiar scent I remember so well from fishing the lakes and streams of Montana.
While I thought upon the phenomenon that my wife actually likes the scent of mosquito repellent, I realized that I am the envy of all fishermen. My wife actually likes the smell of mosquito repellent! I can’t believe it! I am soooo very lucky. Two benefits come immediately to mind: (1) I know she isn’t a mosquito that will be sucking my blood (since she isn’t repelled by the body wash) and (2) this is going to cut WAY down on my cologne bill ‘cause Off is only $5.99 at Target or $9.99 for the jumbo size at Costco!