I had a lunch meeting today with a group of chemists. I knew I would have a story to blog before I got to the restaurant.
Chemist 1: I got some menus for us....Whew, they smell strong!
Me: Yes, I could smell it as soon as I opened the menu.
Chemist 1: I wonder if that's the ink smell.
Chemist 2: I don't know..maybe a solvent?
Chemist 3: What? A smell?
Chemist 4: It's probably the solvent.
Chemist 2: We need to run a GC on it...anybody?
Thankfully, nobody proceeded to tear a piece of the menu off to sample later using the GC.
At least to my knowledge.