A good friend of mine thinks there’s a link between pent-up anger and bad breath. He works with a girl who, as he puts it, can wilt a flower with her breath. I’ve never smelled it because I avoid hugging her like the plague. When I see her I literally take a deep breath, and give her a “chin up” non-verbal hello. She makes me about as comfortable as wet jeans. This girl is a therapist. I always get the feeling that she’s sizing me up when I talk to her. She’s an angry person which is surprising given her career path and her inability to make people feel comfortable. Homegirl downs about a bottle of wine a night. Given her alcohol intake and her anger we think it manifests itself in her breath that smells like a hot baby’s diaper. I wonder if there’s any studies that might link the two.