WARNING: Do not read this if you are easily offended.
Jon and I went to work on Saturday when the plant is normally closed, but instead of being alone, the cleaning crew were there.
I went into my office to get my safety glasses before going out into the shop and noticed that the paper whites had bloomed! I was so happy. I went to work with a spring in my step.
When I returned to my office, the cleaning crew were steaming the carpet and scrubbing the bathrooms. There was a strong smell that I attributed to the cleaning of the bathrooms. I was glad to leave, thinking that the odor would have a day and a half to dissipate before I came back to work.
But, when I got to work Monday morning, the smell was back. And it was awful. It smelled like urine.
I am sensitive to smells, so I asked Rob if he noticed the odor. He sniffed deeply and agreed that there was a smell. He sniffed all around the offices and deduced that the smell was coming from my office.
He sniffed around and told me that the smell was coming from the flowers!!
No! I couldn't believe it. The flowers were so beautiful. How could this be true?
Sure enough. Rob was correct. The flowers were the culprit. I didn't know what to do with the plants. On the one hand, they were so beautiful and I had never had success growing bulbs in the past. I told Rob about my predicament and he offered to throw them out for me!!
I didn't want to part with them, but I didn't want them in my office either. So, I moved them into the enclosed entrance. It was bright and sunny and hopefully would contain the smell.
He told me that someone put a piss plant in the entrance!
That made my decision all the easier. From there the paper whites went to the trash...