Should it be illegal to stink and not wear deodorant @ gym?

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  1. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    There were some guys at my gym who stunk so bad I could barely breathe. They were obviously not wearing deodorant. Really not cool. Can we make a law for this?
     
  2. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    stinking should be illegal absolutely everywhere. if any candidate put that on his or her platform, i would vote for them in at least 3 states.
     
  3. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    I'd much prefer men to stink over dousing themselves in Axe bodyspray.

    There are apparently some people who are allergic to deodorant- alternatives are just not as effective.
     
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  4. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    Well I don't think these guys were allergic. Just of a certain race that is well known for not wearing deodorant. :/ Sorry to have to bring it there but its just true. And gross. And obnoxious. It should not be allowed, rawr. I was reading that shaving/trimming underarms helps a lot too. I'm willing to be they didn't do that either.
     
  5. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    Icky ick!!! :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:
     
  6. UMBS Go Blue

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    Hear hear! It's all the more obnoxious when people are all sweaty and in tank tops, which seems to makes the odor even more... noticeable.

    And cleaning off the benches / equipment after use would sure be nice, in addition to placing your towel over benches / equipment while using them. Awfully lovely when you go do bench presses or leg extensions and see the bench/apparatus covered in a layer of slimy sweat. :yikes:

    It's not limited to any one race at my (very diverse) gym. I was trying to bench press 165 lbs (in addition to the 45 lb barbell) the other day and this one white blonde person - who always works out in the same lime green T-shirt - walked odoriferously by and I nearly passed out and dropped the whole barbell. :eek:

    [goes to grab the keys to the janitor's closet so I can lock Skittl in there with all the stinky people :shuffle: :p ]
     
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  7. LilJen

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    There's a guy who works at our supermarket. I call him Hyper-Cologne Guy. Uses so much cologne he makes me sneeze.

    Back to the regular topic. . .
     
  8. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Dornbush 2015!!!

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    All smelly body parts should be illegal!!!! Man or Woman. :p
     
  9. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    Bonus to working out at home - if I stink nobody notices. :slinkaway

    Not that I ever EVER stink after a good sweaty workout, mind you. :saint:
     
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  10. my little pony

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    more people should swim
     
  11. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    I agree :saint:
     
  12. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    Still better than mega-stink... :scream:
     
  13. Rex

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    I despise B.O. and the people who cluelessly (or not) emit it. One of the dancers at the bar I used to work part-time would not wear deodorant. His lover at the time, a doctor (!), was fragrance-free too, and preferred his LOVAH the same way. Apparently it turned some customers on. "My phermones can arouse people" he'd brag. It made my eyes water. I used to :rofl: at him whenever a customer told him to go away because he smelled. It happened several times. He'd shrug his shoulders and walk away like it was no big deal, but I'd laugh....don't be coming up to me smelling like ass and armpit....
     
  14. heckles

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    Smokers have the worst BO. The nicotine just seeps out their pores.
     
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    Fast food addicts --> larger, greasier, and sweatier too.
     
  16. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    You haven't smelled nothin' until you've smelled well-used hockey gear...:scream:
     
  17. my little pony

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    why do you know this?
     
  18. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    Preach it, sister!
     
  19. Aussie Willy

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    You can smell this one even before they enter the rink.

    Some smokers are just putrid after they have been out for a fag.

    Although I also find people who overdose themselves on perfume can be just as bad.
     
  20. myhoneyhoney

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    oh my gosh, please make it a law! Last week I had 2 guys on each side that smelled HORRENDOUS! Seriously, I almost fell off the elliptical because I was trying to hold my breath. oye
     
  21. Ozzisk8tr

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    When I did a show overseas (a country where they are notorious for not bathing often) the dressers were constantly being told to wear deodorant. Nothing worse than coming off for a quick change panting and breathing deep and these dressers would lift their arms to take your helmet off and they smelt like ripe ass. I also got off the train one time at peak hour when there were no seats left and many people had their arms up to hang onto the overhead railing (in the same country) and turned and yelled "Don't you people shower over here?" Body odours are rancid.
     
  22. nubka

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    Heavy perfume application can be bad/overpowering to many, but at least it's not in a nasty, sweaty, stinky body odor way... :scream:
     
  23. nubka

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    Oh, come on...what country?? :D
     
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  24. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Hubby plays hockey. Mini Ice too. I need a separate house.
     
  25. Civic

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    I'm reminded of that old Brothers Johnson song:

    Get the funk outta my face
    GET the FUNK outta my face...
     
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  26. Lainerb

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    You sound like a major prude and honestly if you have that much of an issue with the way a gym smells then you probably shouldn't go there. Yes, and you are racist as well.
     
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  27. haribobo

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    Lainer- Its not all the people at the gym, I'm talking about how one or two people can ruin an area of the gym I otherwise love. Which just so happened to be where the only available cardio machines were. :p And its a cultural thing in that race. It is fact that a good number people of that race do not wear deodorant (obviously not all). And I'm fine with people doing things according to culture but when you come to the gym smelling like you just rolled around in a sewer, that's taking it too far.
     
  28. Rex

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    :rofl: Thanks for the morning giggle, civ!!! Made my morning.
     
  29. orbitz

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    This bring up a problem with people not bothering to shower being entering the pool.
     
  30. Aimless

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    I know it's an unpopular view but for gods sake, we're mammals. there are genetic reasons for our smells. That's why you all react so strongly to them. May I suggest that you could have bigger thoughts about what's going on here? The big drug corporations have convinced us that their stuff smells better than our stuff and we've bought the whole package. I use it but I'm not sure why. It's a silly commercial social convention that further alienates us from the beings that we truly are. I used to date a guy who was in the merchant marine and we would be separated for two months or more. When he came home I'd meet him at the airport and bury my nose in his armpit and inhale as if I'd been suffocating. He smelled great to me, mildly tangy and so masculine. Thank heaven the feminine deodorant sprays didn't really catch on.
    You're sure you want laws about this? Keep the laws off my body please.
    Rant over. I know no one will agree with me.
     
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