Friday, January 8, 2010

Can't... breathe... passing... out....

I was walking into the building here at Widget Co this morning and almost passed out. We have a revolving door that has a badge swipe on it, requiring everyone to enter individually, and only after swiping their ID badges. This often creates a line of employees at the door waiting for those in front of them enter. However, please keep in mind that the door is outside. Where the wind and infinite fresh (well, sorta smoggy) air are.

Today I walked up the steps from the parking lot (the entry is kind of on the second floor) and no one was waiting at the door. As I neared the door and grabbed by badge, I was suddenly knocked off my feet by a woman's perfume. Seriously, my nose physically hurt! Yet no one had been standing by the door during the full minute it took me to get from my car to the door! That means that, whoever she is, she had so much perfume on that the stench lingered in the 50 degree air for at least a full minute after the employee entered the building!! Seriously?? You can't tell you are overdoing it with the scent? Here's a hint: You get more than one application per bottle!

I pray for the health and sanity of whomever sits near her in the office! I would have to dump a bucket of ice water on her if she were near me. Or I'd go home ill. It was that bad. Anyone have a coworker like this?

On a sort of related note, I have a male coworker with whom I meet on a nearly weekly basis. Nice guy, average looking, but he smells so amazing that I actually look forward to our meetings. I desperately want to ask him what scent he's wearing (deodorant? cologne? shampoo?), but I'm afraid it will look unprofessional or send the wrong signals (he's married and I'm not interested anyway). We aren't friends, just colleagues. Thoughts? Is it inappropriate to ask?

4 comments:

weezermonkey said...

(1) That is disgusting re the lingering perfume.

(2) Do I know this person? I have no shame. I can ask for you under the guise that I want to get it for my husband.

Alissa said...

My father is the stinky one in my family. He applies his cologne very liberally. The worst is riding in a car with him just after he has gotten himself spruced up. I think the colognes he wears have a pleasant smell, but they smell better in smaller doses. According to my mother he also uses three pumps of liquid soap every time he washes his hands.

Can you ask your nice smelling male coworker with the little white lie that you would like to buy the scent he's wearing as a gift for a man in your life? (sorry just noticed weezermonkey's comment - smart minds thinks alike)

BikerPuppy said...

LOL. WeMo, I doubt you know him, but I'll tell you offline who he is.

Alissa, you and WeezerMonkey would get along great -- her hubby is a whiz at finding bargains. The "$5 for a night at a luxury hotel" kind of bargain!

UK Chris said...

"I'm looking to get a new cologne for my boyfriend and asking my co-workers -- what do you like?" If it's not cologne he wears, you're SOL, however it's the best non-creepy thing I can think of...