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Not sure if this should be in health or beauty, there was some topics about it but the main idea of this post is How to tell someone that they smell bad. Of course it depends on the situation and also your relation to those people. I have a few stories of my own:
I haven't met a lot of "normal" guys that smell. I put normal in quotation marks because it excludes hobos and people on the bus. Normal guys are guys that I met at uni or friends from high school etc. So there's this one guy that am currently working on a project with and he has some of the worst scents I have ever experienced! Actually I find blue cheese more repulsive but his odour was a mix of cigarettes and SOUR body odor. How can BO ever turn sour? The way I experienced it was quite funny: all my teammates and I were sitting around a table and I was sitting to his left, about 60 cm away and he turned around to ask me a question and I caught a swift of his smell which made me go 0_o interiorly and subsequently tried to limit my intake of air. Luckily we had just switched tables and I passed off the excuse that one side of the table (it was two tables side by side and the side I was sitting at with the guy was slightly uneven) was uneven and I had to switch sides (further away from the smell). Obviously, I did not say anything to his face because I don't want to embarrass someone in any way. I did ask my other teammate about him and she acknowledge that fact that he smelled horrible. She was the one who pointed out the cigarette smell. I personally don't mind that particular smell if it's not too strong but I initially felt that his bad smell was probably due to BO. The funny part is that there is another girl that finds this guy SO Attractive. I kind of understand what she sees (tall, black hair, blue eyes) but she is totally oblivious to the smell! I was baffled by this. Lemme explain in a drawing:
picture on my blog: http://laratothesky.blogspot.ca/2012/03/foul-body-odor-how-and-do-you-tell.html
I'm not trying to make fun of this guy because I think he's pretty cool minus the smell, just thought it was a pretty funny situation. I hope he will realize that he had some odour (like me!) and try to fix it. I have just met this guy so of course I will not tell him that he has odor.
2 more stories on my blog: Link below: