PHOENIX, AZ – Sandra Dunning is legit ok that her rental car smells faintly of cigarette smoke. As a recovering smoker, the pleasant aroma is a friendly reminder of the good ‘ole days when she used to kill a pack and half a day.
When Dunning picked her Dodge Charger up from the Phoenix Budget Rent a Car center she thought she smelled something familiar. Just the tiniest hint of something reminiscent of a time gone past would waft across her nostrils every few minutes.
At first, she couldn’t place the scent and sniffed around the car for a few minutes while fumbling with her phone’s navigation system and then it hit her.
“Hello darkness, my old friend,” she mumbled to herself after she jarred loose a distant memory of Marlboro Lights.
She briefly considered returning the car for one that didn’t smell but reminded herself the chances of finding such a car were pretty slim anyway so she might as well just enjoy the drive, and headed out towards her business meeting.