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Tuesday, July 11, 2006


It made my eyes water.

Sitting in my car with the windows down at the gas station I was overcome by fumes, and it wasn't the gas that caused the olfactory overload.

It was the cologne emanating off the man sitting in his car next to me.

Why is it that men think women like the smell of strong cologne?

What are they hiding? BO?

Why not shower regularly instead of dousing yourself with a chemical that makes others' eyes water?


Anonymous Norm said...

And women who over-douse themselves with cheap perfume are just as bad, if not worse.

Tue Jul 11, 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good thing you did not light up a least the place would smell good afterwards!

Tue Jul 11, 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he worked at the gas station and the gas fumes have deminished his sense of smell.

Tue Jul 11, 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew this woman at Metlife where I had worked for some nine years. A sweet,older with a passion for Jessica McClintock's perfume.I swore she marinated herself in it.The elevator always smelled like a funeral just left when one got on it after this Jessica afficianado exited.
Better,I suppose than some of the aromas left behind by some others.

Wed Jul 12, 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

better than "eau de fart" !

Wed Jul 12, 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous dmc said...

Most perfumes give me headaches, the only ones I can tolerate are made by Calvin Klein. The worst ever is Sierra, as when I was younger I had guinea pigs and when I cleaned their cage out I use to spray the papers and dirty litter with it. AGGHHH
d m c

Wed Jul 12, 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous D. Harris said...

Sounds like Mid life crisis to me.

Thu Jul 13, 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Jossy from Jersey said...

OH-aweful-had a lady in front of me in chuch-who must not only believe in prayer but also in using the whole bottle of cheap smell stuff

Thu Jul 13, 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe she was wearing to disguise the cloying smell of incense in church during holidays!

Thu Jul 13, 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous AHHCHOOO said...

Does not being able to breath at work because of someone's overpowering scent (perfume, cologne or otherwise) classify as harassment? I think I will call Human Resources.

Thu Jul 13, 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's the same thing if fellow employee did not bathe and smelled offensive B.O...yes, your HR person will tactfully let that employee know that the overpowering scent (or lack of any causing B.O.) should be remedied..just hope it is not the Hr director or your boss with the overpoweing perfume/or B.O.!

Thu Jul 13, 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Jossy from Jersey said...

No, beleive me - she was so far back that she could pretend to be at Mass with the Pope-I only sat there to avoid the cold air in the front after communion-she couldn't smell anything

Thu Jul 13, 08:48:00 PM  

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