Hey guys! Today’s #OS story is about bad breath/body odour in the workplace and how it affects your co-workers and your job!
BASED ON BREATH (HALITOSIS/BROMHIDROSIS IN THE WORKPLACE) – BUBBLE GUM/SKIRT STORY
“You look like you’re going to be sick…” Skirt said to Bubble Gum as they were leaving the conference room.
“I am surprised I am not rushing to the bathroom to throw up! I have been breathing unpleasant air! I don’t know why Mouth feels the need to always have something to say when MD raises a new point!” Bubble Gum’s arms were flailing as she was talking.
She continued, “and with the AC, his bad breath just hung in the air and won’t go away… and, why would it! He wouldn’t stop talking! I even offered him a mint gum, he rejected it.”
“I didn’t even know what to offer Armpit; every time he raised his hands, I died again.” Skirt made and face and stuck out her tongue in disgust.
Bubble Gum burst into laughter, “I wonder what personal hygiene god we both offended today. Next time, I’m watching who I sit with!”
BASED ON BREATH (HALITOSIS/BROMHIDROSIS IN THE WORKPLACE) – RED TIE/BLUE TIE STORY
“Hey Blue, can I ask you a very important question.” Red Tie said to Blue as soon as his colleague entered the office.
“Good morning to you too.” Blue Tie responded as he walked past Red. His hands were full, he was carrying a bunch of files and his laptop bag and his regular favourite red flask.
“How do you tell someone he has a terrible mouth odour without… you know, making the person feel bad?” Red asked.
Blue Tie looked at Red Tie now, “what are you talking about? Who has MO?”
“Oh, your new best friend with the shiny qualifications and experience.” Blue Tie stood there grinning.
Red Tie wasn’t ready to get into that conversation. He rolled his eyes and continued, “Everyone on my team is glad to have him as a member, but it’s hard to focus on all his bright ideas when his bad breath is mostly getting in the way!”
Blue Tie burst out laughing. “That’s just terrible, man.”
Hey! Hope you enjoyed reading those! If you’ve ever had a bathroom encounter such as these, tell me about it in the comments section.
#OS by yours truly, aims at bringing to life the different kinds of personalities, characters and all shades of incidents that occur in offices – some office-worthy, some not! BUBBLE GUM, RED TIE, SKIRT and BLUE TIE will be showing you all kinds of emotions that flow during interactions with colleagues, which we are pretty sure many of you will resonate with!
If you read one of the #OS stories (or more) that gave you a “this is so my office people!” moment, share the stories with them, and feel free to share your stories in the comments section below!
Read #OS1 – MAKE AN APPOINTMENT here
Read #OS2 – BE MINDFUL here
Read #OS3 – MPs, MOODS & MONDAY MORNINGS here
Read #OS4 – BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE here
Read #OS5 – THE 10, 20, 30 RULE here
Read #OS6 – PUNCTUALITY here
Read #OS7 – GOAL-SETTING & THE ART OF NEGOTIATION here
Read #OS8 – THE MEAN CEO here
Read #OS9 – CAUGHT IN THE SACK here
Read #OS10 – THE OFFICE BATHROOM ENCOUNTER here
Read #OS11 – CORPORATE BODY SHAMING here