Do people who work in coffee and ice cream shops grow to hate how their main product smells? I was in a coffee shop the other day and I was suddenly struck by this unspeakable notion.
My main idea was simple — given the fact that coffee and ice cream are two of the most unique and favorable smells in the world, is it a good idea for someone to ruin this for life by associating their presence with negativity, i.e. work?
I’d argue that it’s not worth it. If being around coffee or ice cream for 8 hours a day is going to make me hate these amazing things, I’d rather just not do it. Not to be course, but I feel the same way about gynecology.
The bottom line is simple: don’t ruin something special by dealing with it casually in a work environment. You’re not doing the thing a disservice — you’re doing yourself one.