I wonder if this is even worth blogging about. I have a confession to make. I was not able to concentrate on the mass today. Mom and I attended the 9am mass at the nearby Parish (as we always do every Sunday) but Josef chose to hear mass later this afternoon since he did some overtime work last night. It was only mom and I at our favorite pew. A few minutes after the mass started, an old couple sat on the same pew. The old lady (maybe as old as mom) sat next to me and I smelled the overpowering scent of her perfume. I felt like gagging and have to cover my mouth too without being obvious because my throat suddenly hurt. Know that feeling of a cold and cough starting and you can even taste the scent of the perfume?
Mom used to spray herself with such similar scent, strong, flowery and overwhelming (for want of a better description) but I told her that when the weather is hot, such kind of perfume is not advisable. I bought her a mild scented baby cologne instead and she liked it.
Why is it that some older people are more ostentatious when it comes to grooming complete with jewelry like they are going to a party – rings on fingers, bracelets, watch, earrings, necklace? I hope when I get a little older than I am today, I won’t need to surround myself with such things that are sometimes temptations to snatchers and robbers out there.