Carmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 29 Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1498 times:
I know smelling, stinky passengers have been discussed in Civil Av not too long ago... but what about smelling, stinky co-workers?
Earlier this morning my boss came into our office and set up his laptop right behind me. At that moment I started to feel a strange smell, as if a skunk had walked through the door. I looked back and saw the guys who share the office holding their breaths , but still I was unable to identify the source of the odor. Even though I have a cold, the damn smell kept getting into my nostrils.
Well, the laptop crashed and I went to get the IT girl to help us. She had a rather nauseated look when I told her about it ("You mean your boss is in your office?!" ), took a deep breath, and came with me. When we entered the office, the stench had grown stronger, and it was even worse at my desk... In fact, the source was right behind me, working in his laptop!
We were relieved when the boss went out for lunch, but the stink wouldn't go... I had to spray air freshener all over the place before I fainted .
And to think he will resume whatever he was doing in our office right after lunch...
What do you a.nutters say about it?
Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1482 times:
A number of years ago, a woman whom had an office near mine used to severly overdose on perfume (not cheap stuff either) and it used to make me almost puke. She was an attractive woman but she didn't know how to use high quality perfumes or had a bad nose. Finally, her office mate got on her case and finally got her to be more careful in her perfume use, maybe by threating to throw her out their 11 floor window.
Be glad you have a tenth floor where you are, at least the air is more likely to circulate at that height!
As for my fellow students, very few of them smell a bit. It's nothing unbearable either, most often it's that "studied all night & didn't have breakfast" smell. That of course excludes the smell people had in their clothes when they had just finished macroscopic anatomy class for the day and sat next to me during the subsequent lecture. Let's just say the smell didn't get better as the bodies got older.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
Tell him about it. Use tact or don't, but make sure he knows to clean his ass. One of my professors is an herbal nerd and takes garlic pills for certain ailments. So his sweat stinks, his breath stinks, his ass stinks...etc. I sit front and center, and it was really affecting my concentration. I asked if I could speak to him after class in private, but he insisted that we speak during class. Fortunately my objections were seconded by the rest of the class. He has chosen a more traditional means of regulating himself now. And he wonders why he hasn't had a second date in years?!?