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What's That Smell?

The manners of how you smell.

By
Trent Armstrong,
March 9, 2009

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Whoa! Is that you or is that me? Whoever it is could stop a rhino dead in his tracks with that smell. It really doesn't matter if it's straight body odor or what you consider to be a sweet smelling perfume. The important thing is that it's offensive. Modern Manners Guy here. In all fairness, it could be me that is so stinky, but either way we need to have a chat.

Some Bad News

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but sometimes each of us has a bad day and is just plain stinky. I'm here to tell you that you're not alone, but you just might be if you don't take care of the force field that is keeping everyone at bay.

Taking Over the Ol' Factory

The first thing to really talk about here is body odor since each of us has it from time to time. Body odor is the smell of bacteria growing on our bodies and reproducing in the presence of sweat. No big deal. It happens. An issue arises when this smell becomes uncomfortable to someone else. If you notice a dearth of people willing to ride in a car with you, there are some steps you can take to overcome this minor setback.

The good thing is that we can actually smell our own body odor and can take action to ease the problem.

Sweating Can Be the Pits

Now, what kind of action can we take? Well, good hygiene is the place to start. Showering or bathing daily can go a long way toward resolving this issue. This is, however, only Step One.

Step Two would be paying attention to your situation and using a deodorant that suits your activities and climate. Deodorants will actually destroy the bacteria that are causing the smell and should probably be used at least once daily. Living in a warmer climate or performing a strenuous activity would be a reason for checking your scent regularly and applying another dose of that odor fighting gold as often as is necessary.

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