At the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver, they recently had a rare “corpse flower” blooming. It’s a huge flower that only blooms very rarely, so I can kind of understand the attraction of seeing something so rare and unusual.
However, what would put me off seeing this flower is that apparently it stinks. Like a corpse, or garbage, or dirty diapers. The Bloedel Conservatory was advertising the stink like it was a big part of the attraction.
People were lining up outside in the extreme heat for two or more hours to see this flower (and a lot of them seemed excited to smell it, too.)
Maybe I just like to avoid bad smells more than the average person (sensory issues?). I can understand wanting to see such a rare and impressive-looking flower. I’m interested in nature myself. But I don’t understand why people would wait in line for so long because they’re excited to smell a stench.
What about you? Would you wait in line for two hours to see/smell this rare, pungent flower?