How do you tell someone they have noticable body odour when they are a good friend?
A good friend would just come out and say it. There should be no harm no fowl in a good friendship.
I have been in this situation. If it is a man - tell them they stink. If it is a women - well, I would like to know the answer to this one. Any thoughts?
(great big smile on face) funny you should ask that question. From the other side of the fence I can give to you an answer. I will briefly share the circumstances too, in my defense - smile.
I have a garden. I go to work at either noon or 1pm. I work in the garden before work. I usually shower when I get home from work. It started getting hot. I would sometimes loose track of the time. Get the picture. A male co-worker was asked by my supervisor a wonderful lady to talk to me about my odor. He kept talking to me about how he hates cold showers. I finally got the drift. Solution. Shower just before going to work - smile.
2nd time more recent. I still shower about an hour before leaving for work. But, I am going through a detox regiment with French Green Clay taken internally & supplements. I too have noticed an odd odor. But, not detectable until maybe 3 - 4 pm. I do work in an office by myself. But, it is a community coffee counter etc. And, the odor is odd.
A good female friend came up to me when making tea one day "what kind of tea is that - it stinks!" We both laughed and I said 'I'll fix it." So, at my lunch time - 5pm I went and got aerosol deodorant - though it contains aluminum, I use it about 2pm or so. I'm the only one there after 6pm until maybe midnight or 'I can live with it & I have air freshener to use when I leave.' Problem solved - LOL. I'll be writing a hub about my detox experience down the road.
I think you just come out and tell them...like Dr. Rockpile says...if it is a man...tell him he stinks flat out...most men I have known say a lot worse to each other...if it is a woman...tread lightly! I would tell her in privacy so she doesn't feel stupid or put on the spot...and then just say that you feel terrible having to discuss something that could be hard to hear, but that her natural body smell is a little ripe! It is never easy to do...but I just think...if I smelled, I would want someone to tell me!!!
Call the person in private and tell him or her. If possible proffer solutions to the problem. Thanks
seriously, one thing i'm known for is being brutally honest. if a friend of mine smells, i tell them straight out. not in front of others but i will pull them aside and say something.
I remember in school, people,would pick on each other for smelling.. well, "bad". I think the nicest way to go about it is, saying "I don't mean to offend you, and if it was me I'd like to know..." Then tell her/him. I would do it in person and in a private place. I've learned, some things, sound much worse over the phone.
Tell them straight out. It might sting at first but when they realize you're trying to help and that other people might find it disgusting they'll understand and be grateful.
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