At the office where I work there is a very nice man who comes twice a week to empty the garbage cans and recycle bins. He’s very pleasant . . . always a “Hello.” And a “How are you?”
I DO have a problem with him, however. His cologne. His stinky, over powering cologne. **GAG**
When he first started here several months ago he was wearing something that smelled suspiciously like baby powder. Should a grown man really be wearing baby powder scented anything? I can’t stand that smell. That was bad enough, but tolerable.
More recently he changed to something different. And it seems that he doesn’t simply dab a little behind his ears or spritz a little on his neck. Oh no . . . my goodness, then it wouldn’t be so god awful overpoweringly reeky.
What he wears now smells like some bizarre combination of urine and patchouli . . . I kid you not! It assaults the olfactory and lingers for hours after he leaves.
From what I understand, patchouli in men’s colognes is used to attract women . . . it’s supposedly is reminiscent of a man’s natural scent. Some sort of aphrodisiacal response from the babes. A date night perfume, as it were.
Well, let me tell you . . . this one doesn’t do it for me (or my co-worker for that matter). It is yucky-mc-ducky!
AND . . . is it really work place appropriate to be wearing a scent that is (theoretically) a chick magnet? In this case, I guess it’s okay because it is really and truly a repellent!