Every once in a great while, I am treated to something extra special from the gas company enclosed in my bill. It’s a leaflet with instructions on what to do in the event that I should smell gas in my home. But that’s not the best part.
The best part is the half-dollar-sized circle accompanying said instructions that looks like a miniature burner from a gas stove. Below the circle reads the following:
Scratch and sniff to learn what natural gas smells like.
Not only is this feature extremely helpful in educating the public, this is the Mother Lode of bill inserts because it is INTERACTIVE. After all, who doesn’t love a scratch ‘n’ sniff?
Okay, so it smells like natural gas and not, oh… I don’t know… strawberry or peppermint.
Then again, I’m one of those people who actually LIKES the odor of natural gas, so when I get a scratch ‘n’ sniff from the gas company, I don’t throw it away until I’ve scratched away all the sniff.
By the way, did you know that natural gas is virtually odorless? The familiar odor we associate with natural gas is added to make it easier to detect leaks so it’s safer for household use.
I learned that one from my dad.