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Would you tell someone if they stunk?

My coworker has the most horrendous breath I have ever smelled. It literally gags me and prevents me from doing my job. By looking at him, I'm guessing his hygiene is not the greatest.


Asked by Anonymous at 2:34 PM on Oct. 19, 2010 in Health

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Answers (9)
  • you could just put a toothbrush, mouthwash, floss, toothpaste, maybe some mints on his desk (without him knowing it was you)

    ....I would.

    Answer by Chell.o_0 at 2:36 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • no! I hate confrontation! although I don't know what you should do.... I could never say that to somebody

    Answer by TXColter at 2:35 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Maybe tell your supervisor. My SO has the same issue. Two of the guys he works with have really bad BO. He just deals with it while he's at work- then vents about it when he gets home. lol

    Answer by CarlyCo at 2:35 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Only my DH and kids. I couldn't get myself to just flat tell someone. Put some lotion under your nose at the office. LOL

    Answer by Iluvmy5 at 2:41 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • No. My friend frequently has some B.O. happening and I don't have the heart to tell her she smells.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 2:41 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • give hin gum lol.

    Answer by ladybug36519 at 2:43 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • I tell my husband when he stinks, and I tell my son when he stinks but then I'm the one that has to clean him lol. I would maybe tell a close friend if they had noticeable BO but I wouldn't tell anyone I don't know very well for fear of offending them.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 2:44 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Hahaha, yes. Oh god I had a similar situation with my juniors last week, I walked into the class and it smelled like B.O. (onions) big time. I said wow it reeks in here. Didn't point anyone out but whoever it was must have wore their deodorant after that.

    Answer by Nanixh at 2:49 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • maybe he has periodontal disease and it can't be helped..I personally wouldn't tell soembody they stink but my daughter would she was standing behind this fat guy on the slides at the water park and she told him he stinks like chili (she's 14 she'll tell ya how she feelis like it or not)

    Answer by chica679 at 3:05 PM on Oct. 19, 2010