Nicest way to tell a Friend that he/she STINKS.

Philippines
January 12, 2007 6:52pm CST
I have this friend since childhood. She is a wonderful friend. She is gorgeous, beautiful, nice, funny, caring, everything that you want for a friend. But there is only one problem with her. Whenever I get close with her, I could smell something that is very nasty to the nose. Sometimes, it is even unbearable. Her smell can almost kill dog. She is my close friend and I do not know how to say that she stinks. I do not know if she knows about her condition. I have other friend who jokes about her smell but I do not think that is polite.
3 responses
@squrrly26 (557)
• United States
13 Jan 07
Your best bet is to just be honest with her and straight up tell her that she smells and needs to either take a shower more often or use deodorant. It sounds mean but sometimes honesty is the only way to go.
• United States
13 Jan 07
yes i agree, sit down and have a talk with her and tell her about the situation and that you dont want people to make fun of her
• Philippines
13 Jan 07
it is best to be honest right? This friend is very sensitive and I don't want to make her feel bad about herself. I know my friend has a good future ahead of her and I do not want her smell to jeopardize that.
@ladygam (564)
• Philippines
13 Jan 07
If you really are friends, you should tell her outright. No sugar-coating. It is possible that she knows it somehow but choose to ignore it since nobody is complaining, even you who's always with her is not complaining.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
13 Jan 07
My first thought being that I know me is. She can't smell herself and tell she doesn't smell up to par. I would suggest since you are childhood friends just be honest and tell her....