You Stink

Several celebrities have caused a big stink recently.  Literally.  I’m Amy E. Feldman.

From Mila Kunis to Dax Shepard, there’s a growing list of celebrities rushing to tell the world they don’t bathe often.  Their co-stars might want to consider a contract rider: won’t do a kissing scene with anyone who stinks.  

It’s not just celebrities whose costars reek; normal folks who have pungent coworkers want to know: can you tell your officemate she smells, or is that too personal?  So long as there is no intent to discriminate on the basis of gender, national origin, or other protected status, it is not only ok to tell someone he or she smells, it can be a kindness, if done kindly—away from others and at the end of the day so she’s not embarrassed all day long.  And let her know that you would like to be told if you had spinach in your teeth or toilet paper stuck to your shoe, and that you’re telling her as a friend so it’s her work and not her body odor that’s the star of the show.

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