I seem to be unique among people I know in that mints make me sneeze. And I’m not talking about a minor sneeze here: give me an Altoid, and I’ll sneeze half-a-dozen times with enough force to part the Red Sea. It’s a strange affliction, but at least my sneezes smell fresh.
My kids think this is the funniest thing in the world, of course. We have a little game where I pop a mint into my mouth, and my kids both guess how many times it’ll make me sneeze.
But for real entertainment, just watch me brush my teeth with an extra-minty toothpaste. Many times I’ve brushed my teeth and just barely spat in time to avoid decorating the countertop with minty sneeze spray. And yeah, there have been a few times when the sneeze wins (hence the crusty drops all over my bathroom mirror).
Does anyone else have this weird reaction to mint?