When people stink do you tell them?

United States
April 7, 2007 11:44am CST
Or, are you one of those people who suffer in silence?
3 responses
@rombi001 (943)
12 Apr 08
I wouldn't tell them, but for a strange reason they keep coming closer to you and following you around... It such a nightmare having to deal with bad odour. I don't think you can smell you're own odour.. I would tell my brother though if he stinks, so would he...
@ericajoyce (1749)
• Philippines
22 Jan 08
When this happens, what I do is I just walk far away from them and just not say anything.
@drannhh (14999)
• United States
3 Sep 07
Did you know that sometimes even very clean people who are meticulous in applying deodorants can have bad body odor? Very often this is due to insufficient minerals in their diet, especially zinc. I would look to see if the person has rough skin and white spots on the fingernails, which could indicate a zinc deficiency. That would be hard if it is a woman wearing nail polish, but otherwise it is easier to say, "Look at your skin and nails...I don't think you are getting enough minerals!" Maybe they would get mad, but it would not be as embarrassing as saying, "You smell!" Since an untreated zinc deficiency could over time result in serious illness, you could be saving a life by bringing this to their attention in a nice way.