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Topic # 91665 18-Oct-2011 16:17
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How do you tell someone that they smell bad ?

I currently cannot enter the kitchen on the floor I'm on due to a small group who absolutely reek of B.O. :-(  It's like a wave of unpleasantness wafting after them when they go by.

Any tips on politely pointing out that showering/bathing EVERY day is a requirement for most adults ?

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  Reply # 534804 18-Oct-2011 16:21
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Is this you Leslie??

@Nate can't smell that bad

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  Reply # 534805 18-Oct-2011 16:21
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Been there done this before. Worked out fine.

"Dude, you smell bad. Lynx will have the ladies crawling all over you. Get some."

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Reply # 534806 18-Oct-2011 16:22
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johnr: Is this you Lesley??

@Nate can't smell that bad

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  Reply # 534808 18-Oct-2011 16:23
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Have you had Plastic surgery Tony?



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  Reply # 534812 18-Oct-2011 16:26
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They've moved on now ... but I'm tempted to disinfect with petrol and a match!  ;-)


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  Reply # 534813 18-Oct-2011 16:27
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tonyhughes: "Dude, you smell bad. Lynx will have the ladies crawling all over you. Get some."

In this case it depends how the OP will feel about the smell of body odor + the smell of lynx, everywhere. tough choice.

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  Reply # 534814 18-Oct-2011 16:27
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johnr: Have you had Plastic surgery Tony?

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  Reply # 534816 18-Oct-2011 16:28
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Buy some of those car air fresheners that hand from the rear view mirror and lei them with them :)

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  Reply # 534819 18-Oct-2011 16:29
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So it's not an ongoing problem? If it is you need to make them aware.



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  Reply # 534824 18-Oct-2011 16:35
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No it's on going .. started this morning (and yesterday, and last week) when they had the "morning gathering", but almost feeling ill about it now when it happens.

Main issue is that I think it's a cultural thing (since it's a group gatehring of all the same culture) and if I say something I'll be "that racist b'stard who sits by the kitchen!" .. added to that I'm just the visitor to this building and will (hopefully) gone in a few weeks ... just a few weeks of snorting bleach I guess.

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  Reply # 534827 18-Oct-2011 16:37
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keewee01: So it's not an ongoing problem? If it is you need to make them aware.


Yeah, Tony is an ongoing problem....

Edit; Oh sorry, you mean the "bo" people...




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  Reply # 534828 18-Oct-2011 16:37
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Maybe you should Lei yourself then? Nice gladey type fragrance wafting up your nostrils.

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  Reply # 534834 18-Oct-2011 16:45
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keewee01: So it's not an ongoing problem? If it is you need to make them aware.

Good idea. A large informational poster perhaps:

http://freepostermaker.com/uploads/saved_posters/free-poster-dmd68hzuf8-DEODERANT-IS-FOR-BODY-ODOUR.jpg

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  Reply # 534837 18-Oct-2011 16:50
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I didn't make that, just linked to it.

But seriously, if you are in shared uni accommodation or something like that, there is probably someone you can discuss the issue with who can have a quiet word with them to diplomatically say there have been issues without revealing the source.

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  Reply # 534854 18-Oct-2011 17:33
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are they asians? some eat pickled garlic and garlic in everything comes out
in their pores lol

mission impossible vat beat them join them as they say

eww

good luck with that problem

i had a boss (in a small help help environment) who just stood up and said someone
in here smells and passed around
a lynx can and said everyone please apply

so they did.. it worked lol :)

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