Do you smell bad?

United States
September 6, 2009 10:44pm CST
OK admit it! We've all at one time or another had to sit beside, behind, in front of or in close proximity to someone who had bad Body Odor. Well if you were at a loss as to what you needed to do about it, I now have a solution for you! Move to Hawaii! As I traveled home from church this morning, our local radio station was reading "Whacky News that didn't make the news". The latest whacky news? Authorities in Honolulu are considering a bill that would cost $500 or force people to spend up to 6 months in jail for riding public transportation and smelling bad. But, the law doesn't just stop there! Dogs that haven't been bathed, clothes that have been wrapped in moth balls...even overly strong or an over abudance of cologne and perfumes can open the door for law enforcement to slap a fine on a rider, or slap them in jail. A spokesman for the ACLU stated today that the law is too vague and would instead open a door for a police officer that doesn't care for a specific fragrance odor to take it out on an unsuspecting bus rider!
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
7 Sep 09
I have had the ‘pleasure’ of sitting next to a man on the bus once that was, shall we say, a little ‘on the nose’. I could not move anywhere because the bus was full; I just sat there trying really hard not to throw up. I wonder how they will police the law in Hawaii. I suppose it is a matter of getting caught ‘smelly handed’(LOL) .I am not sure whether I agree that it is a fair law but there is a small part of me that would rejoice at the thought of smelly people to be punished or at least discouraged!
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• United States
15 Sep 09
I am laughing so hard right now. Not at you, but because of the timing. As I pulled up this discussion to comment on everything, my daughter is watching Hanna Montana. Miley was going to take her drivers test, and the DMV guy stepped in doggy doo before he got in the car. He was wiping it all over the mats in her car, and it stunk so bad that she was about to gag while she was trying to drive. She finally got fed up with his smell and pulled over and asked him to get out. Naturally, she failed her drivers test because of it!
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
15 Sep 09
That's funny! The stench would put you off all right!
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• United States
16 Sep 09
That is a fact for sure! I remember being a young adult, when my children were little bitty, and my mmother in law had to delicately tell me that the deodarant I was wearing wasn't doing the job. That was when I discovered that I could not wear Ban.
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• United States
7 Sep 09
While on the one hand, this might make life a lot more pleasant... it seems kinda unfair on the other. Fining for excessive perfume I can understand because you know when you've put on too much and it's 100% your fault if you put on too much. People with bad BO don't necessarily know they have bad BO. It seems kinda ridicules that a person wouldn't know they smelled bad, but it happens.
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• United States
15 Sep 09
I remember being in Junior High school and my geography teacher asking me to come in and see her during lunch. She had asked another classmate as well. When we got there, she told the little girl that she sometimes smelled bad and wanted to know if she could afford deodarant. She had called me in because I was her friend, and she thought it would be easier if she had some support when she told her. I remember the little girl crying in humiliation. She was really poor and couldn't afford anything but soap.
@ElicBxn (60417)
• United States
7 Sep 09
as someone who is allergic to many perfumes, I would like to have anyone wearing Poison, the perfume, to be fined, that stuff could KILL!
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• United States
15 Sep 09
My mother has severe asthma. She volunteers at the hopsital once a week. She used to work in the outpatient testing center, pushing people to their appointments in wheelchairs. But she would get so many women in that had bathed themselves in cologne that she would be wheezing in less than an hour on the job. They transferred her to the ICU information desk. She doesn't have such direct contact with people, and most that are going in to visit at an ICU unit have the sense not to wear so much cologne.
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