Do No Harm and Take a Shower Because You Stink : NaBloPoMo

Hippocrates famously said: “Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.” Add one more important habit to his list.
Everything that I would add falls into the personal hygiene category : brush your teeth, take a shower several times a week, change yóur underwear daily. You would think that people kñow this already; however, this is ñot the case. Recently, I met someone that offended my sense of smell so much that I prayed for a stuffy nose for at least a week. My friend received the stuffy nose instead. That lucky so and so. Well, she was lucky until her nose cleared up later in the evening.

Several of us had the “How do You Tell Someone they Stink without being offensive” conversation. No one wanted to tell the person that they stunk. Some people thought the boss should tell them.

At some point, someone was going to have to say something before the residents complained. In my opinion, there was no way to tell them they smelled, except to just come out and say it. Elderly people and small children are so much better at this sort of thing. Neither of the elderly nor children care much about manners as much as they care about the truth – the honest to goodness smelly truth.

2 responses to “Do No Harm and Take a Shower Because You Stink : NaBloPoMo”

  1. Want to know the best way to tackle that one? Slip a typewritten note (so they don’t recognize the handwriting) under their door … or leave a little care package outside their door/on their desk with some soap, shampoo, and a big arse bottle of deodorant – the extra strength variety with a little note saying, “Your neighbors noses will thank you for using these.”

    1. That is a pretty good solution. 🙂 Thank youuuu!! Our noses will thank you!

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