It's pretty safe to say that people who travel through Brick every day always think it stinks, so why would this past Friday be any different? We found out .

There is no shortage of reasons why a cruise through Brick on a Friday would be anything but, well, a cruise. There are bad drivers, there are too many cars on the road, there are impossible intersections.

Add a dose of Friday to that already stacked deck, and you know that Brick Blvd. and all its other friendly roads around Brick would mot combine to relax you or lower your blood pressure in any way.

But on my way home Friday, I did need to stop at Best Buy right across the parking lot from West Marine, and it didn't particularly stink any more than normal, until I got out of my car. And then the stink hit me.

I seeped it right through my mask. It was a familiar smell, but stronger than I ever remembered smelling it. And then I spotted the culprit of this overwhelming odor. And it made me smile.

Lou Russo, Townsquare Media
Lou Russo, Townsquare Media

There is no smell more pungent in spring than that of mulch being deposited in its proper place in a yard, landscaping, or even parking lot. But as bad as  that smell is, and that smell was about as bad as it could get when I stepped out of the car, its brings with it the warm feeling that spring, and flowers and shrubbery, will soon follow.

Granted, I don't ever remember seeing a pile that big, so I hope that that parking lot is going to be really beautiful.

Maybe you smelled it too on Friday. Or maybe you were spared the smack in the face a pile of mulch that size could pack. Either way, its nice to know that driving around Brick stunk for a really good reason, at least on Friday.
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