How to make your fridge smell bad
When I returned from break, I threw out all liquified objects (all those that weren't meant to be liquified, that is). Still, the fridge smelled funny, and none of the objects I'd thrown out smelled at all like the unidentified stench.
Today I went grocery shopping, and among many other things, picked up some more kimchi because I was running low. By the time I got back to my apartment, my car smelled like something small and furry had crawled in there and died weeks ago. Either that, or someone was hiding back there uncontrollably farting. Kimchi is quite distinctive in its odor.
Interestingly enough, when I got home, I discovered the source of my fridge's smelliness. First, there was a cracked rotting egg in the egg shelf, which made the fridge smell, well, like rotting eggs. Amazing how that works. Second, my old jar of kimchi had fallen over, and despite being double-bagged, had leaked all over the bottom shelf of the fridge.
The combination was stunning - farts squared. But with a quick wipe-down, all hint of gaseous emissions was eliminated...at least until the next time my kimchi gets knocked over and stinks up the place.