“We eagerly, uh, got in our new used truck. We closed the doors -- sniff, sniff. Ugh -- There was a cloying smell like calcified toe jam and melted plastic. My 12-year-old son, Conor, groaned: ‘I can’t breathe dad. I can’t breathe’ -- I grabbed, ah, the offending deodorizer, which was hidin in plain sight hangin from the rearview mirror, and, um, I ripped it down -- ‘No dad it stinks in here!’ Conor yelled. 'We need that artichoke-lookin deodorizer thing to breathe!' I calmly rebutted: No we don’t, and instructed the lad in a wise and fatherly way: Roll down the freakin window son we live in Maine.”
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