Does this happen to you ?

@elitess (5071)
Ipswich, England
June 6, 2008 8:44am CST
[b]It's summer time, you decide to use public transport to get somewhere in the city, and the bus is full or part full of people. Does it happen to you to be in buses where some of the travelers stink - especially when they raise their arms to hold on the metal bars of the bars. What do you think of that ? [/b] I personally think it's a lack of self respect, and a lack of respect for the one around them - a soup and 1 litter of water AREN'T that expensive.
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@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I have never used any form of public transportation, I grew up in the country and was never exposed to it. I now live in the city and they have public transportation and honestly I am afraid to use it and get lost. I have however experienced being around stinky people. Before, I became a stay at home mom I worked and my boss stunk so bad. His clothes even smelled like mold. Whenever I had to report to him in anyway, I stood as far away as I could because I didn't want his smell to transfer (I am not even sure if it can happen but we were suppose to wear business dress). I also agree with the soap and water, but how about deodorant? Is that really too much to ask?
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@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
6 Jun 08
Well, i said soap and water because they are cheaper than a deodorant, i guess i wanted to make it available to all kinds of people.
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Opps sorry I guess here in the US it's not that expensive. Until just now I didn't realize you didn't live in the states.
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• United States
6 Jun 08
Thankfully I live in a city where the public transportation is limited so I have my own car. I sympathize for you though. Sometimes it is better when a stranger is smelly though. I would much rather get a whiff from an odorous stranger than from one of my close friends riding in the car with me. If I am friends with the person than I feel somewhat obligated to notify them of the situation. It usually makes for an awkward car ride after that.
@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
7 Jun 08
I agree, if they are your friends they should not get up set, but be thankfully for your care and consideration to notify them on the situation. Thanks for the comment !