Wednesday, February 11, 2009

How do you smell

Yesterday when leaving the gym.. a gentleman came and stood next to me waiting for the lift.. he was also coming from the gym.. boy oh boy.. i dont wanna sound nasty but when i lift came i just pretended to read some posters on the wall.. and took the lift in the next round.. it was terrible!!! I think i would have gagged in the confined space... its embarrasing to admit it.. but i just couldnt help my reaction.. i know many people suffer from BO.. but still.. anyway while i was waiting for the rick.. this guy too waited.. a nice guy really, he offered me the use of the first rick that stopped!!!

All of us have some kind of an odour.. i dont mean in an offensive way.. all of us just smell differently!!!! This gets accentuated in the ladies washroom... again halt your thoughts.. dont mean what you are thinking... its just that its a confined space.. and when one visits the washroom.. they leave their BO behind.. I did mean BO!!!! All pervasive... some too strong.. some mild.. some fresh.. some flowery...

That smell / odour surrounds you.. its like an aura.. a shadow.. which keeps pace with you no matter what you do!!!

For some people.. you just need to take a step back.. away from their circle .. about half an arm length i think it would be!!

Which gets me thinking... I am quite curious.. does it change by day / evening/night.. stronger at some parts of the day... or change with emotion... what actually makes it up... why does everyone have their own distinct BO...

7 comments:

Scarlett said...

They're called 'phermones' & are chemicals released by any organism into the environment. They can differ by mood & are often treated as an implicit way of communication...somewhat like signals. There are various types of phermones such as phermones you leave behind in your trail, phermones a female animals exude which signify they're available for mating etc.

The knife said...

what do you do when you have colleagues who have bad b o? they might not even be aware of it. I have often wondered

Moonshine said...

@Scarlett Thanks.. you are a treasure trove of information!!!! But here again one question is.. if both of us are in a bad mood.. we will still not smell similar!! Its very very distinct!!

@Knife There was this one guy in our office who had a BO problem... thankfully he left within 10 days of joining obviating the need to suggest the use of a deo!! It was so bad they we used stand outside the bay!!!

Scarlett said...

That guy has become my client now!!!!!!!! What a freaky streak of luck!!!!!!!!!!

Moonshine said...

Yeah!!! Iamgine!!!!! So how do you deal with the .. ahem.. smell?

Scarlett said...

I interact more with his boss than with him. He doesn't know anything about research inspite of so many years working in the industry! Infact, Knife might know him too...they worked in the same company!

Moonshine said...

I rem there was this one girl in the hostel who had the same BO issue.. she was politely told by the other girls to buy a deo..

Maybe you could put in an anonymous letter!!!!