A reader writes:
P.J. O’Rourke had some practical advice on what to do if someone (in this case, a date) became infatuated with you. Anyone who fears becoming the head of a cult of personality would do well to heed it: “If you fear that your date is becoming infatuated with you, what you should do is fart, as loudly as you can, right in front of her (or him). This may seem like a coarse thing to do, but it is almost impossible for someone to retain an idealized, dreamy conception of you when you’ve just blown the slipcovers off the furniture and killed all the pets.”
Perhaps I will make a video or create a sound file. You can’t be too careful.