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I Don't Understand People With Bad Personal Hygiene

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    Unbelievable Smell

    I was a cook for a good number of years, and I have a fairly well developed sense of smell. I was very fastidious about food becoming stale, so it was rotated in my kitchen (I was the manager) with military precision. If something smelled a little off, out it went, I insisted...
    Sydgrrl Sydgrrl 46-50, T Mar 17, 2010

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    Have Some Consideration, For God's Sake

    My husband's a lawyer in a law office about 30 miles out of the city. When he was a lawyer in an office downtown he had a different clientele. Now ... well ... I'll tell you something -- if you have a real aversion to people and being real and real people, don't be a lawyer...
    ashlynn118 ashlynn118 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    How Hard Is It To Be Clean?

    I grew up in an era when good personal hygiene was the norm, rather than the exception. We all learned the obvious things at an early age: the importance of brushing and flossing, using mouthwash, going to the dentist at least twice a year (and more often it we needed to); taking...
    sugarfooties sugarfooties 66-70 9 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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    Me 2!

    i literally have to take a shower every single day! sometimes twice in one day but thats nothing new of course been doing it since i was real little...since i moved to america. ive heard that some people dont take showers everyday and it was just a mystery to me
    Eamane Eamane 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    Can't Do It...

    I cannot leav my house without showering first. I feel so gross after waking up and some day I take multiple showers lol. I hate feeling dirty.  I've met people in my life...girls even! that only shower every other day or so....ewww! They were all stinky too. SHOWER!!! it...
    foreverwandering foreverwandering 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    Really? Take A Shower.

    I really DO NOT understand people who will go out in public KNOWING that they smell like ****. Unless you're living on the street or you dont have running water, what is your excuse? Just take a shower! I mean I'm not saying that I'm the cleanest person in the world, but...
    seeingblue seeingblue 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    Hate Personal Hygiene!!

     i work in a hotel, and one time some guy checked in, and he smelled really bad, and he had this beard and moustache, and i think he had some of his sunday dinner from like 2 weeks beforehand in that beard lol it was disgusting, and there is also this little old couple that...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    How Can They Stand It Themselves?

    I believe personal hygiene is just a given.  Please, all it takes is a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and water.  That's about it.  How can some people stand to not brush their teeth?  Not only is it nasty, but what about the dental bills?!  There...
    chance1 chance1 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    Laziness

    I've lived with people with bad hygiene (boarding school, not my family!) and I've noticed that all of them are very, very, verrrry lazy. We're talking about the kind who just wake up and get on the computer and stay there the entire day. These days, I am kind of like that too (I...
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2012

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    Damn Soap Dodgers

    Seriously. Some people are just so freaking gross. The kind who pollute a room just by walking in. The kind who make you regret having been born with the ability of scent The kind who have a literal green haze and miasma around them. The kind who aren't content enough just to...
    KnightyKnight KnightyKnight 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    Why Are People So Disgusting?!

    This morning I woke up and went to the bathroom to brush my teeth and get ready for work. My uncle (who unfortunately I live with) was in the bathroom before me. He apparently had dropped a deuce and didnt even bother to flush! Not only did I have to smell his foul stench when...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 1 Response Apr 11, 2010

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    Lack Of Self Love Is A Reason.

    To some of you people who don't understand why some people have bad hygiene. Sometimes it is simply because they are LAZY. And do not see the reason to bath daily. That is one side of the coin. But the other side is a more serious side and it shouldn't be laughed at because it is...
    stellarium stellarium 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2012

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    Stink Pots,....

    you know it doesn't take much to look after yourself & keep yourself clean & presentable.showering or bathing twice a day takes no real effort & leaves you feeling really great afterwards.keeping your teeth clean & in good condition is another basic of personal hygiene.i like to...
    clayantony clayantony 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 17, 2010

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    Gross....

    Okay, there was this kid in high school who ALWAYS stunk.  I mean, it was really, really bad.  He was a year younger than me, and his sister, who was my age said that he did not believe in wearing deo.  WHAT?!  I mean, come on people.  How could you not...
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87 22-25, F Apr 2, 2010

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    I Made A Complaint Today

    a mess was left in the job network toilets and this carer did not do his job good enough. the carer looked a bit like joyces husband to be honest and he left  faeces all over the toilet seat that I had to clean upso the receptionist and my case manager got me to write out a...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response May 30, 2012

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