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modern_muslimah
09-29-2011, 02:05 PM
It really is harder for some people to control BO. I had one family member, like genevieve, who for some time, just had a very hard time controlling her BO. The only unfortunate difference was that it lasted a couple of years. She was just starting puberty and no matter how many times she showered, washed up and reapplied deodorant, she just had BO issues. It really wasn't her fault. Now that she is older, it's no longer a problem. However, I imagine that children are even worse nitpicking bastards about this issue than adults. I can't imagine what she went through in school.

As for the gym, I don't notice people's smells. I mean sweat stinks and I know some people recycle their gym clothes a few times before washing them so, it doesn't bother me. People are suppose to sweat at the gym. What disgusts me are things that people can control like not washing your hands after using the toilet. That always disgusts me. I never got that. I mean it takes 30 seconds!

Rex
09-29-2011, 04:22 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/28/pregnant-beyonce-hates-ja_n_985361.html

"Pregnant Beyonce hates Jay-Z's smell now"

O-
(who is anti anti-bacterial ... )

If I were her, I'd be more worried about how the baby looks when it's born. She sure don't need to be worrying about how Jay-Z smells...

modern_muslimah
09-29-2011, 06:36 PM
If I were her, I'd be more worried about how the baby looks when it's born. She sure don't need to be worrying about how Jay-Z smells...

:EVILLE: :lol:

MacMadame
09-29-2011, 07:34 PM
And its my opinion that it can be controlled, I don't care what anyone says.
And IMO you are a racist twit who is overly obsessed with hygiene.


Wow. I'm actually astounded by this thread. Its one of the most disgusting things I've ever read here and I actually can't believe someone is getting away with being a racist prat.
Define "get away with it." I'm pretty sure haribobo hasn't made a lot of new friends from this thread and definitely has been taken to task several times.

Civic
09-29-2011, 10:35 PM
If I were her, I'd be more worried about how the baby looks when it's born. She sure don't need to be worrying about how Jay-Z smells...

:lol:With any luck the kid will take after his mother.

Cupid
09-29-2011, 10:45 PM
... What disgusts me are things that people can control like not washing your hands after using the toilet. That always disgusts me. I never got that. I mean it takes 30 seconds!

Right. I sit right outside the ladies/men's room at work, unfortunately, Hello? I can hear you pee and flush and run. Why isn't the bathroom sink being used to wash your hands? When these few people (men and women) don't wash their hands, I don't EAT their foods they bring in for the office potlucks. Blah!

OliviaPug
09-29-2011, 11:06 PM
If I were her, I'd be more worried about how the baby looks when it's born. She sure don't need to be worrying about how Jay-Z smells...

Funniest thing I've read today ... and I soooooo needed that! Thank you! :lol::rollin:

O-

haribobo
09-30-2011, 01:35 AM
Wow. I'm actually astounded by this thread. Its one of the most disgusting things I've ever read here and I actually can't believe someone is getting away with being a racist prat.

Yes yes I know, I'm a terrible person. Maybe I should've left that part out and its not something where I hate people of that race, I've had friends of that ethnicity (1 during college who was otherwise completely one of the most wonderful people, who had the no deodorant issue- I believe her roommate eventually broached the subject with her and she was able to improve it somewhat- and others who obviously did not smell at all) who may or may not agree that what I talked about is a problem among others. And maybe living in a city has allowed me to experience this "phenomenon" which some others are unaware of....anyway it wasn't my main point and I'm sorry for anyone I've offended, but I just feel very strongly that super strong extra funk should not be allowed in public, unless you're homeless and can't really help it.

As someone of another race/religion, I realize the things that are joked/said about my particular race/religion and it doesn't bother me as long as they're not saying they hate "us" as people. Are those comments reminiscent of racism, maybe. But they are also at times humorous and correct in pertaining to approx. 50% of "us". Which is a large amount. I am fully capable of approaching each person as their own being. But there are trends out there and I don't feel its a bad thing to discuss them. For sure I know I could have been more respectful with the wording of my post, but what's done is done. Mods feel free to delete if you feel it is too un-PC.

Prancer
09-30-2011, 02:42 AM
I've had friends of that ethnicity

Some of your best friends, I'll bet.


Mods feel free to delete if you feel it is too un-PC.

Thank you for the permission, unnecessary as it is, but if we delete the thread, it cuts off the replies as well your posts, and why would we want to do that?

I will tell you that it's the coy "we all know who I mean" bits that are really setting my teeth on edge. If you didn't know perfectly well that what you are saying is offensive, you wouldn't be trying to say it without actually saying it. If you aren't willing to own it, you should probably consider it a sign that you should keep it to yourself.

Jenna
09-30-2011, 04:41 AM
I don't think what Haribobo said was coy or "racist" as others have suggested. It's a social truth, whether you're willing to admit it...or not. There is a reason why contestants on The Amazing Race always comment about the smell of trains when they're in that part of the world. It's not meant in an offensive manner. Maybe I should be the person to say it outright: Some Indians' lack of deodorant use can result in an unpleasant and uncomfortable situation for all parties involved. There it is; right out in the open with no ambiguity whatsoever.

Lainerb
09-30-2011, 05:39 AM
Yes yes I know, I'm a terrible person. Maybe I should've left that part out and its not something where I hate people of that race, I've had friends of that ethnicity (1 during college who was otherwise completely one of the most wonderful people, who had the no deodorant issue- I believe her roommate eventually broached the subject with her and she was able to improve it somewhat- and others who obviously did not smell at all) who may or may not agree that what I talked about is a problem among others. And maybe living in a city has allowed me to experience this "phenomenon" which some others are unaware of....anyway it wasn't my main point and I'm sorry for anyone I've offended, but I just feel very strongly that super strong extra funk should not be allowed in public, unless you're homeless and can't really help it.

As someone of another race/religion, I realize the things that are joked/said about my particular race/religion and it doesn't bother me as long as they're not saying they hate "us" as people. Are those comments reminiscent of racism, maybe. But they are also at times humorous and correct in pertaining to approx. 50% of "us". Which is a large amount. I am fully capable of approaching each person as their own being. But there are trends out there and I don't feel its a bad thing to discuss them. For sure I know I could have been more respectful with the wording of my post, but what's done is done. Mods feel free to delete if you feel it is too un-PC.

Your attitude is more offensive than any smell I've encountered.

As for smelling in the gym, I try to be courteous as much as possible and in general I run outside for the most part to avoid sweating around other people, but if the weather is foul enough then I am going to do my 12-20 mile run indoors and people will just have to deal with it. I invite you to work that hard and come back and see how you smell.

Prancer
09-30-2011, 06:14 AM
I don't think what Haribobo said was coy

I guess we will just have to differ there, because it all strikes me as an excellent example of coy, at least in this sense of the word:

Reluctant to give details, esp. about something regarded as sensitive


Some Indians' lack of deodorant use can result in an unpleasant and uncomfortable situation for all parties involved. There it is; right out in the open with no ambiguity whatsoever.

Oddly enough, it never crossed my mind that he was referring to Indians. I've heard this sort of thing directed at another ethnicity altogether. Huh. I guess my stereotypes got crossed in there somewhere.

I wonder if people who smell bad and hang out with other people who smell bad actually find the situation unpleasant and uncomfortable. You'd certainly never know it from my son's soccer team.

genevieve
09-30-2011, 06:25 AM
I honestly have no idea if this stereotype is supposed to refer to people from India or Native Americans ("Indians"), because I haven't experienced this so-called well known phenomenon with either.

(I actually don't need or even want to know which it's supposed to be, just pointing out that what some people think is "fact"...isn't)

jlai
09-30-2011, 06:29 AM
I guess this is the wrong place to say, don't break a sweat over this '? :slinkaway :P

Jayar
09-30-2011, 06:39 AM
I honestly have no idea if this stereotype is supposed to refer to people from India or Native Americans ("Indians"), because I haven't experienced this so-called well known phenomenon with either.

(I actually don't need or even want to know which it's supposed to be, just pointing out that what some people think is "fact"...isn't)

I live in an area with a very diverse population-- we have pretty much every ethnicity known to man here. I have friends who are Indian (not Native American) and some are from India, England, and the US. The friends from England and the US complain about the ones from India because they don't wear deodorant. And yes, it is something that is pretty much an open secret at least in these parts. Doesn't mean I'm racist-- you can call me that for other reasons, but hygiene is influenced by culture.