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#1 weep er

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:25 PM

I’ve been selected to tell someone at work that she has bad breath.

I begged the group of people to stop making fun of her behind her back, and this was the price.

Any tips? This is going to suck.
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#2 AspenLeif

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:33 PM

Give her a pack of floss and a bottle of listerine.

I seriously have a phobia about having bad breath. I don’t, but I brush like 4 times a day, and floss once a day.

You can always smell a person with a rotten tooth in their head. When I worked in ME, in industrial construction, the crews were rough. Dental hygiene was not often practiced. Teeth with so much tartar on them, it looked like they had eaten a mouthful of marshmallows and smiled at you. It was so gross, and their breath was awful.
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:33 PM

Get a tin of peppermint altoids and come in early and drop on her desk...
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:33 PM

That sounds like a great way to ingratiate yourself with the culling survivors.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:34 PM

That sounds like a great way to ingratiate yourself with the culling survivors.


*sigh*
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:34 PM

Just tell her that her breath could knock a buzzard off of a shit wagon.
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:37 PM

Give her a pack of floss and a bottle of listerine.

I seriously have a phobia about having bad breath. I don’t, but I brush like 4 times a day, and floss once a day.

You can always smell a person with a rotten tooth in their head. When I worked in ME, in industrial construction, the crews were rough. Dental hygiene was not often practiced. Teeth with so much tartar on them, it looked like they had eaten a mouthful of marshmallows and smiled at you. It was so gross, and their breath was awful.


Gag...

Reminds me of working in Memphis. The crews they would pull from rural Mississippi were the worst. The guys from closer to town were way better.
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:43 PM

This is probably one of those cases where the direct approach may not be the best one. I too would just start with the box of altoids left on her desk with a post-it saying "from a friend."
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:47 PM

Made the think of this


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:50 PM

I used to hunt with this guy who had rancid breath. We stayed in this little camper once and I could barely sleep because he was breathing in the same 10x20 space at me.

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:54 PM

This is probably one of those cases where the direct approach may not be the best one. I too would just start with the box of altoids left on her desk with a post-it saying "from a friend."


It’s worth a shot this way. I feel like she’s going to know it’s me but at least it leaves it up to HER to discuss with me.

Her breath is so bad. She drinks herbal tea all day, not sure if that’s why. But rancid is the best word. If she’s within 5-6 feet of me, talking, I can’t concentrate if anything else.
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:56 PM

Is it to the point that it is harming productivity and/or morale? I know it sucks to work around the hygienically challenged, but I'd strongly consider whether it's really worth having this conversation in the first place.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:57 PM

Is she Chinese?
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:57 PM

It’s worth a shot this way. I feel like she’s going to know it’s me but at least it leaves it up to HER to discuss with me.

Her breath is so bad. She drinks herbal tea all day, not sure if that’s why. But rancid is the best word. If she’s within 5-6 feet of me, talking, I can’t concentrate if anything else.

 

Gatdamn, 5-6 feet?


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:00 PM

Sounds like some rotting teeth.
Sounds like some rotting teeth.
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:01 PM

She’s got a rotten tooth in her head. They smell like death.
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:04 PM

She’s got a rotten tooth in her head. They smell like death.


It’s really bad!

Plus, she’s a close-talker.
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:04 PM

Stupid DP

Edited by AspenLeif, 10 April 2019 - 07:05 PM.

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:06 PM

I think I'd steer the meeting towards a review of the company's outstanding benefits with emphasis on the dental plan. Maybe offer some time off to accommodate utilization of such benefits.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:09 PM

Hack someone's email and send her an email using their account.
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