Friday, December 01, 2006

Go ahead, ask me why I am sneezing and sniffling!

The ride to work this morning was painful. I was sniffling and sneezing nonstop. No, I do not have a cold. My nose and sense of smell was attacked by a man wearing way too much cologne. I wanted to change seats but there wasn't anywhere else to sit and with my heavy bag today, I didn't want to stand. The strong scent from the cologne was bothering me the entire time- it was absolutely overpowering. I first fought back the sneezes but it was almost like poison and within a minute or two, my nose and any sense of nasal control I had left completely gave in.

I sniffled and sneezed. This man kept on looking at me, seemingly annoyed that I was having nasal issues. His looks turned into impatient stares. I just stared at him back.

I wanted him to ASK ME WHY I WAS MAKING NOISE??? WHY WAS I SNIFFLING AND SNEEZING EVERY OTHER MINUTE???? OR TELL M I AM MAKING TOO MUCH NOISE! GO AHEAD, ASK ME!

Because if he did, I would have LOVED to take that opportunity to be a bitch and tell him that his cologne stinks and putting on cologne does not a) attract dates, b) cover up any body odors, c) boost self confidence, and d) take place of showers.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

now you know and understand, how most men feel, on the BART train, when women put too much perfume on! God I hate that!

ConcordCommuter said...

I would have told him anyway, in the midst of one of his dirty looks. No need to be confrontational mind you, the ol' passive aggressive "Sorry, it's just somebody is wearing this awful strong cologne. Do you smell that??" hopefully would give him the message.

Laurie said...

I'm with concordcommuter. I would have said "I'm awfully sorry, but I seemd to be alergic to your cologne."

bartmusings said...

laurie and concordcommuter are right. i probably should have said something. i'm sure i'm not the only person not enjoying his cologne.

as for perfumes, i definitely agree with the anonymous commenter too. too much of anything is just bad news.

Editor said...

This post reminds me of the time I sat by an older woman who I thought must have dumped an entire bottle of perfume on herself before leaving home. I became seriously nauseated.

Anonymous said...

I actually enjoy it when a woman that's wearing a lot of perfume sits next to me. It's a pleasent smell for the ride and it masks the usual musty smells especially prevalent during the winter. You all complain too much.