Monday, October 13, 2014

true story.

Once when I worked in Palo Alto, a bunch of us were walking back from afternoon coffee. One of the schools would get out around that time, and our office's street is also a bike thoroughfare, so you'd see teenagers of all ages biking to and from school or other places.

I was wearing my (now-deceased) t-shirt with the capsaicin molecule: the primary chemical that makes peppers spicy. The t-shirt doesn't say what the molecule is. It's just the diagram.

We're walking along, and a few kids are riding towards us on the sidewalk. They turned off before they got to us, but as the second kid rode off the curb, he said:
"Hey, look! Capsaicin!"