What would you do if someone was talking to you and.....................

@peanutjar (5211)
Canada
September 20, 2007 10:25pm CST
they had very bad breath?Would you stare at there mouth,look somewhere else?How would you react?Would you offer them a gum if you pulled it out as if it was for you?Would you go "oooooof!"?.Yes,ive seen client do this before to a waitress where i was eating and i found it not nice at all.:):)
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
That's very awful, it's really hard to deal with it impromptu. But as a normal person, in which I would also put my self on his shoes, I guess it would be nice to say things in a situation where one needs it. Let's say after eating, I would usually tell the person that MY breathe doesn't smell good and excuse myself of going to the men's room and brush my teeth. So if that approach still doesn't work, I'd be suspecting that the person is naive or either he has clogged nose!LoL
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
21 Sep 07
Thats another good way too.You always have a good comment to give.Very polite raijin!;)
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
22 Sep 07
Just keep 'em all coming my friend, am just here to look for them!;) BTW Way to go on your star, you're as the same as mine now!;)
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
22 Sep 07
Thanks!I hope it stays for along time like yours!The last time it was just for the day.I keep checking eveyday when i log in if its changed.Call me paranoid or what,id like to keep it.;)
@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
21 Sep 07
WOW, this is tough. Well, I'll try to shift my body somewhat (possibly in a natural manner, not suspicious manner) so that the person's mouth isn't too near me. If that's not possible, I guess I'll just have to endure it and try to breathe through my mouth until I can find an excuse to get away from the person ASAP he he he...Unfortunately I don't bring gums anywhere, so I can't possibly offer a gum.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
21 Sep 07
I would do the same as you!Trying to look like its a natural thing instead of them catching on and becoming embarassed.I dont like to hurt peoples feelings at all.:):)
• Finland
22 Sep 07
Yeah, hurting people's feelings is definitely a no-no. Not if we can help it, eh? He he he he...This is actually a good topic for discussion. ;-D
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• India
21 Sep 07
i have done this and always do this, some how i get to the topic of fresh breath and the benefits of it and then tell them all about it and the ways to clean their tongue etc.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
21 Sep 07
Well arent you the little dentist!LOL.Im just teasing you apple!Its a very good way too.Have a nice weekend!!:):)
• India
22 Sep 07
have a fresh weekend.
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@hv1peer (113)
• Netherlands
21 Sep 07
I try so quick als possible to go away
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
21 Sep 07
Run,run,run!!!LOL.The bad breath is coming!I would probably too.:)
@hv1peer (113)
• Netherlands
25 Sep 07
If you can't run away. you can offer them a chewgum on the sametime you get also one, else they mayby think that you think they are smell bad, what is true, but not nice to know.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
23 Sep 07
Well I would turn away as discreetly as I could but I do not look everyone in the Face anyway when I talk to them and I always stay a distant away if I do not know the Person
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
24 Sep 07
Hi gabs!Hope all is well!Your like me,i think im too shy when im talking to someone because my boyfriend says that when i talk to someone,i dont look them in the face hardly ever.I never really noticed,but i know im shy to talk to someone,even my friends.If i dont know the person i usually dont talk at all or answer with a short word.lol.Have a great day!:):)
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
21 Sep 07
Hi there. If someone with bad breath was talking to me, and I had some gum, I would simply say, here stick this in your mouth, your breath stinks and I cant handle it... If they get offended well tuff... I just think Im entitled to smell fresh air, and that its inconsiderate to let your breath go down hill anyway... Theres no reason for bad breath, just laziness, and if its a health problem, there is help out there for them as well... If your one of them, use the help provided, quit being lazy, and look after your mouths... Have a good one
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
21 Sep 07
Your so down right nasty!!LOL.Ha,ha.No im not one of them,i take very good care of my oral hygeine and always have.Its just that you see some people with rotten teeth and yucky mouths and you think why dont they take care of themselves better!Its the first place someone looks when you talk to them.lol.:)
@everafter (378)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
eeew. that has happened to me a lot of times and i didnt do anything. Omigod! the first time was in my hoghschool prom when this guy was actually asking me out. I said no!
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
21 Sep 07
We become kind of bugg eyed when this smell comes our way uh!?Wow.lol,Its a big turn off too when you see a hunky guy and they come talk to you and wowie!!Bad breath.:)
@AmbiePam (51227)
• United States
21 Sep 07
I would casually take out a mint, and pop one in my mouth. Then I'd offer them one and if they said no, I'd comment on how good the mints/gum taste. Often if we ask a second time, they will concede and take the mint. Otherwise, I'd just try to increase the space between me and them. But I'd never do anything to hurt their feelings of course.
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
21 Sep 07
Thats exactly what i would do!Its the politest way i think to do something in a siyuation like this.Like you said,if it did not work,i would draw my self back some,so the impact would be less smelly.:)