How to tell a friend....
April 15, 2010 10:34pm CST
How to tell a friend that he/she has a body odor....without hurting his/her feelings? It's not that I have friends with that, (actually I do)... But I think this might come in handy if its a must... I have this one with me... Scene: ME: (Sniff) Can you smell that? smells like a deodorant or something.... Anything in mind? want to share?
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16 Apr 10
hmmm... I think that would be impossible not to hurt a friend when telling him he has body odor. Hmm?.. I think it would hurt most if he hears "you have body odor" even if its through a joke rather than letting him feel he has body odor; example, you could give him a deodorant as a gift, then maybe it would give him a sign that he has body odor. it might still hurt but i think it would be less hurtful than words.
16 Apr 10
yeah, i know.. all the things that you would do, whether in words or in action, will always hurt. Hmmm.. I think the giving of deodorant wouldn't work with your situation. I had this experience when a close friend of mine was having a bad body odor, and her newly arrived relatives thought so too. We have this culture to bring something/give something from a foreign country to our homeland and give it to our relatives. So one day her aunt gave her a deodorant because of bad BO. It wasn't really as hurtful. But in your case, i guess it's different. By the way, why does your friend have body odor? doesn't your friend take a bath, or use deodorant or what?
17 Apr 10
Hi, The best way is to give him a deodorant as a gift and then insisting on using it. This would be an indirect yet effective way of dealing with such situation. Sniffing around a guy doesn't look right. Even saying it straight on his/her face will offend the person. Thanks. God bless you
18 Apr 10
Yeah, but you can be sensible too. There are ways to show love as a cause for your criticism. You know what I mean. Just like glucose converts water into lemonade, love can convert anything into pleasant and bearable discussion. Say what you have to say but say it when its just the time. I promise you, she will understand.
17 Apr 10
Its better u tell him or her in softvoice....many a times people wont be knowing about their bad body odour and their foul breath also....so if u tell them they find a solution for their problem...i had a friend of mine with same problem and even i faced same problem.....if u respond for means this we can have lot of discussion on this...