“Sir, I had thought all men breath had smelled so”. — The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Today, I had the usual for lunch — my green juice tonic. After guzzling down my lunch, I walk the mazed pathway to my cubicle. Before arriving to my seat, I am signaled in mid-gait and questioned about a technical glitch from a team member. I abruptly, did a little pirouette twirl from my runway walk to address his earthly concern. I am standing outside his domain, separated by his cubicle fencing. I respond with the data I have around the systemic known issue. After I spew all the ‘dirt’ I have — I then stop talking to give him time to digest my words.
My co-worker responds “Do you smell dirt”?
I reply “What do you mean by dirt? There is no wrongdoing involved. The code is broken”.
He replies, “No. Dirt. Soil. Don’t you smell it”?
My muddled mind struggles to process his words. “Is he referring to the dirt from the earth”? At that point, a floodlight of sun clears the cache in my brain and I am reminded today’s green juice was actually my red juice. My Bordeaux juice. My juice of the earth which consists of beets primarily and other secondary vegetation.
Still not certain it was my lunch he was smelling, I neighborly step inside his cubicle entryway. I need more data that the lawn smell is coming from me. My distance is HR approved. I lean in and begin talking. He leans back.
He is now talking in exclamations “What did you have for lunch”!?
I reply in green juice jargon. “Bordeaux juice”.
Him “What the heck is Bordeaux juice”?
Me: “Green juice with beets. And for the record my breath doesn’t smell like dirt”.
Him gasping for air “Yes, it does”.
Me: “My breath is nutrient dense for the record. Your casual sense of smell doesn’t know perfectly PH balanced breath when it’s slaying you in the face”.
Him: “What I know is your breath is an occupational hazard”.
Me: “I’m doing my part by spreading health one breath at a time.”
We laugh. I offer him what’s left of my juice. He adamantly declines. I return to my seat with my good vibrations intact. I put my hand up against my mouth and blow a few times. To me, my breath smells fine. I pop a piece of gum in my mouth for special effect.
3 times when having ‘dirty’ breath after consuming green juice is good for those around you.
- The spread of wellness.Sharing green juice by any means necessary is a win for all.
- Cleaner air.‘Dirty’ breath from green juice may detoxify the surrounding airspace and spark brain activity in others.
- Lower health care costs.‘Dirty’ breath resulting from consistent green juicing sows the seeds of improved health outcomes which may cause the pool of health care costs to go earthward.
Until the next time – I adore you for reading my blog,