On my way to the local convienence store, I had the misfortune of having to go through the Student Centre. It stinks. We’re into the second day of exams and already stinks of B.O. It’s nauseating and not conducive to effective studying. Some of us have to eat our meals there and some of us like to study there.
Take 5 minutes out of your study session and take a quick shower. Please. And use deoderant, it’s your friend.
Man, do I understand where you come from; when I was in school, there was this one kid who never bathed or showered, and he was on my bus. It didn’t matter how cold the weather was, how nasty or foul, but we would have all the windows open and our noses stuck out of them in order to be able to breathe the clean air.
Ugh we kept track of a suitemates of mine showers. IIRC I think he had about 5 or 6 in one month. In the middle of summer. As an overweight kid. Walking around one of the biggest campuses in the nation. Not a pleasent smell, I am just glad I didn’t have to live in the same room.
My sister has two roommates, one of whom
-does not bath, wash her clothes or change her sheets regularly
-is a total slob
-is constantly out getting drunk and hungover
Next semester, said roommate will be moving to a private room. Sis is so relieved.
I once dated a man for nine years. He was an educated man, he graduated from the freakin’ New School in Noo Yolk, ferchris’sakes! But he didn’t believe in deodorant. Wouldn’t use it, didn’t want to hear about it. He thought the aroma emanating from his hairy pits was the wafting of the Gods! EVERYONE on the planet that found his ‘scent’ unpleasant was an uneducated heathen. Myself included.
After nine years, I called it quits with New Age/Stinky man. mr. bot bathes, and often. mr. bot uses deodorant. This is a good thing. I’m going to go and give mr. bot a big hug now…
Hours it’s been since I last studied: 0.5
Hours it’s been since I last showered: 30
I didn’t even change my clothes today. I just woke up, put pants and a sweatshirt over my pajamas, and went studying.
I’ll shower tomorrow morning before my test, I promise.
In some news program, sorry no cite, was maybe 3 months ago, They studied BO, and what was interesting is that certain people can’t smell certain other people (or think that the smell is plesent). Basically the conclusion is this is how we are suppose to selecte a mate. If the person stinks as you perceive it you will not select them, but the person next to you may not notice it.
There have been days, I admit, that I’ve been too busy (slash lazy) studying or working at home to change out of my bedclothes or brush my teeth all day. However, I will always shower before seeing anyone in person besides my wife (and I’ll certainly brush my teeth before I kiss her), and I will never go to sleep without showering first.