Two doors down from my home sits a crock pot on the front porch and it is plugged into the outside outlet. It smells so damn foul it makes my dog Izzy run away.
The first day I noticed this horrendous odor I had just opened the door to pick up a package UPS had left me on my porch. I came back inside and said to Rick it smells bad out there, like possibly a gas leak or worse. So he goes to the front door and sticks his head out the door.
He says he smells nothing. How can he not smell anything it was so strong and awful?!
I figured his smeller was broken!
That evening when he went for a walk with the dog Rick got a good wiff of this horrible "stuff" on our neighbors porch. He came home and said, "Oh my goodness that is the worst smelling stuff I have ever smelled." No shit sherlock. Good to know your nose is indeed working.
I couldn't imagine how he couldn't smell it before.
Then we began to discuss what could someone possibly be making on their porch and why would they make something that smells so foul?
As the days/weeks go on it just gets stronger and more foul smelling.
Last week (week 3 of this stench) the wind picked up & that got all the neighbors asking one another what was that smell? A sweet woman who I see when I go to my mailbox told me she called the gas company. Her name is pronounced Young but I am sure that is not how it is spelled. (She is Korean) I laughed and said to her, " Young, I believe it is our neighbor, they have a crock pot on their porch and the stench is coming from there." She giggled and said, "Oh no I called the gas company."
The gas company arrived and determined there was no gas leak but the stuff on the neighbors porch was pretty damn stinky the man said. He asked if we knocked on his door.
I told the gas man that our neighbor doesn't answer his door - ever.
We have tried for other reasons before this.
This past Sunday Rick saw the man who lives in the house with the stinky crock pot.
He asked him what it was. He said it was something in Korean food/beverage that has to ferment. Rick asked, "is it like saki?" He said no with his head down and not actually looking at Rick and scurried into his house.
He's a friendly sort isn't he?
I can't fathom eating or drinking anything in the world that smelled this horrendous.
It is so much worse smelling this week.
The young man who lives in this house with the stinky crock pot is pretty much a stealth neighbor. He has lived there for 3 years and I have only seen him 2 times. He only nods and says nothing. So I now have learned he is Korean and makes something stinky to ingest.
I do find it funny that Young, the woman who called the gas company, is also Korean and she is apparently unfamiliar with this stench. She has not lived in this country for a long time so I would assume she would know.
I am on a quest to find out what this is. Curiosity has now taken over.
The only thing I have found online that is stinky is something called kimchi.
But I didn't read where this must sit in a crock pot for weeks on end.
According to Rick he made it sound like it was something you drank.
Kimchi appears to be something you eat. But I don't know that for fact.
Imagine how bad it must smell if he won't put it in his own house?
Then again perhaps we are all going to just blow up from whatever this is brewing on his porch.
You know how they always say on the news after a neighbor has murdered the people in his home, "Oh he was such a nice quiet young man"
Okay this guy may be quiet but he packs a real stink!
My hair dresser is Korean so I am going to ask her Wednesday when I see her.
I am dying of courosity of what this could possibly be.