My desk is in a small, second floor lobby at a reception desk. 99% of the traffic is my coworkers.
As I was getting ready to leave today, I had some very bad gas. It was pretty offensive.
I keep a small bottle of air freshener in my purse for just such emergencies so I gave a tiny spritz and carried on.
I guess it was a pretty potent air freshener.
A few minutes later, one of my coworkers came by and asked if anyone was burning something as he thought he smelled incense.
Um...no, no incense...
Then he and another coworker discussed how they smelled scented candle..
By now I was in too deep to get out without total mortification and couldn't bring myself to explain I'd had to cover up my gas.
It was both funny and totally embarrassing at the same time.