A to Z Challenge
I DON'T want to give away the punchline of this (true) story so you will have to wait for the end to see what T stands for.
My niece works as a housekeeper for an elderly, wealthy woman in Austria who lives in a big house. With the European refugee crisis going on she kindly took in a Syrian family. They are a very nice family and all was well.
However, a few days after they arrived my niece noticed something in the fridge that was smelling very bad. When no one removed this bag of something unidentifiable (to her), she thought it was an item of food the guests had forgotten was there.
A few days went on and when it was time to deep clean the fridge, my niece threw out the bag.
In the evening the house owner asked her what had happened to the truffles in the fridge. The penny dropped - that bag of smelly stuff had been very expensive truffles. House owner was exceedingly cross as they had cost her nearly 250 Euros (£200, $288).
My niece said her employer didn't speak to her for four days!
So T is for Truffles.
- People react to truffles in absolutely different ways. And scientists are getting close to the solution of the mystery of why it happens. Almost 25% of the population don't feel the smell of androstenone - the chemical that contributes to the brand truffle musk aroma (and drives female pigs sexually ecstatic). Another 40% of people are extremely sensitive to androstenone: they say it smells like rotten wood or sweat. The rest of the population likes its scent. (From Fine Foods Delicatessen).