No Other Reason, Tobacco Smoke Stinks!
I once attended a
party in Norway in which my company had invited a number of its
Among the customers were a man and his wife from France.
We of course were trying to be cordial hosts to all of our
customers at the party. The lady and her French husband
were good conversationalists and would otherwise be a pleasure to have
around, except for the obvious fact that neither man nor woman had
bathed in a month of Sundays. Being the dead of winter in Norway,
windows were closed exacerbating the situation. We were pleasant
to the offending couple, and hoped our conversing from slightly afar
was not noticed by them.
As the party progressed and the
liquor flowed, someone made the sickening decision to clear the tables
to make room for a dance floor. A sickening decision it was since
the lady loved to dance, and was not hesitant to ask any man for a
dance. Not wanting to lose a big bucks contract, we were obliged
to accept. Many men that evening feigned "hot
flashes" as we opened windows for fresh air.
This French couple had no idea
the stench that was emanating from their bodies nor the radius of
contamination. They could not smell a thing. Nor can smokers
smell the stench of their clothes, their hair, their breath or their tobacco smoke.
The French couple’s use of deodorant did not hide weeks of bacteria
nor does a smoker blowing smoke sideways lessen the stench, particularly
to the unfortunate person standing to their side.