We were sitting in the living room. Her eyes sparkled as she opened her purse and pulled out a small spray bottle.

 She said, “You’re gonna like this cologne.” 

Quickly I moved away from her.  “No, thank you.”

She was smiling. “Come on.  Give it a chance.” 

I sighed.  “Just because it smells good on you doesn’t mean everyone will like it”

“You won’t know about it until you try.  It has such a fresh scent.”  She seemed to be winking.

“No! I don’t want to.  Don’t spray that stuff on me.”

“Would you stop being so stubborn?”

 She reached out and pointed the cologne at my neck and as I got up to turn away I could taste the sickening scent on my tongue.

 “Oops,” she said.  “What do you think?”

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