“Did you have red Tabasco sauce with your last meal?” Joy asked me as my husband and I were driving her from San Francisco to Chico, California.
I was surprised by her question. I did have red Tabasco sauce the night before, but not more that 4 drops. How could Joy have smelt it? “Yes”, I said, “but it was such a minuscule amount”.
“I can smell it” she commented laughing.
The 3-hour car trip from San Francisco to Chico, California was off to a good start. Joy was definitely an impressive super smeller.
Originally Published on Psychology Today
© Dr. Chris Gilbert, MD, PhD