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428 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by falconwing

Is there a polite way to tell someone that they stink?


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16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/6/03 - 12:57:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
their might not be a polite way, but there is a nice way to do it.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/6/03 - 1:00:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
uh..would you please stand downwind from me..??
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/6/03 - 1:16:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
ask him: do you know the new deodorant?? you must try it!! I do it like that way
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/6/03 - 2:05:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
We have a guy at work who goes thru periods where his body odor is just too much. Before I knew him I would wait for others to say something to him....finally I just blurted it out in humor...that and the boss finally talked to him about it.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 6/16/03 - 12:03:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
well, yes, but no matter how polite you are you still might hurt their feelings
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 6/23/03 - 4:16:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Unfortunately no, but that's one of those things that you just should let someone know about...
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 6/23/03 - 4:18:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
there is a tactful way to do it, but either way you will feel ackward about it, but its for there own good especially in my line of work when i tell someone they need to go clean and washed for a job interview
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 6/23/03 - 4:40:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Put a bar of deodorant soap in his lunch box so he/she will find it at home.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 6/23/03 - 4:47:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Put a plant next to him and show it wilting.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 6/23/03 - 4:52:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Offer them gum if its breath. In the case of body odour, tell them straight that they need some "Sure" pronto.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 6/23/03 - 5:03:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
There's not really a direct way of saying "You stink" politely, but you can do it indirectly. You can say, "Have you tried this deoderant?" and throw them a brand new deoderant you bought just for them. Then say, "This is the kind I use, it works really well and the scent is totally you!"
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 6/24/03 - 11:40:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
Be like "fugly, you smelly" lol, but seriously I have no clue. The truth hurts sometimes.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 6/25/03 - 9:38:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, if you use the right words in the right way. Don't be nasty with it.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 6/28/03 - 12:25:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I just tell them
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 6/28/03 - 12:37:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yep, just say "Hey!, you stink!"
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 6/28/03 - 12:40:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Option A: Bring up the subject of body odor and hygiene about SOMEONE ELSE. Laugh about it. Joke about it, etc. That should do the trick. They will NOT admit to you right there that (if) they don't take showers or wear deodorants. Before the next time they meet you, they'll prepare. Option B: Make them promise not to get mad at you for what you're gonna tell them. Stall that conversation until they get mad at your distrust. When they convincingly tell you that they truly won't get mad, they are holding themselves accountable to their very word right there. That's when you'll tell them they stink. They can't get mad. They promised not to. If they did get mad at the spot, it'll just make them look more stupid. They already smell. How much worse do they want themselves to be overall by getting mad and breaking their promise?
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 6/28/03 - 1:12:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Spray him/her with a can of room deodorizer. Then, claim it was an accident.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 6/28/03 - 3:46:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Try not to be obnoxious about it, and make sure it's just you and the other person and it's not in front of a whole group of people which would potentially embarass the person even more.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 7/23/03 - 11:55:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
LMAO Bob!
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 7/23/03 - 11:58:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think there is..
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 7/23/03 - 12:01:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Tell them about a website: www.youstink.com
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 9/7/03 - 10:09:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
people know they stink before anyone else... it's all right under their own noses so they know, they are just not taking action or they could have a medical problem like hyperhydrosis...
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 9/7/03 - 10:12:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
From the Sopranos: You smell like Paco Rabane crawled up your ass and died.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 9/7/03 - 10:17:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Actually, most people don't smell themselves. Your nose becomes desensitized to any odor that you're around for very long.

When you are alone with them, say quietly "Your body odor is a little strong."

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 9/17/03 - 8:11:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with wanderer. Some people are very sensitive about things like that.

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