Yeah, it's really crazy. I don't get it either.
Anyways, this was a stronger than normal sewage odor I was smelling.
"Where is that coming from?" I said to no one in particular. (Who could understand?)
"Did I step in something?"
A block in font of me a city worker was watering the plants. As I got closer I concluded that maybe, just maybe, it was him. Maybe some new a-la-toilet aftershave?
But then I reasoned: How could one guy smell so bad?
But the closer I got, the more pungent the odor. I ran over his hose with my moped and held my breath as I passed.
It was then that I discovered the source. It was the water itself. He had dropped his hose down a manhole and was pumping sewage water onto the plants along the roadside. This gave the roadside that toilet aroma.
A culture 5,000 years old and still no understanding of diseases transferred via human waste?
Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere. - Henry David Thoreau