I worked in a place where a woman wore a very powerful perfume that put me in a state almost like a migrane. All I can say is I feel for you and be careful if you say much of anything.
gosh i remember when people used to smoke on the bus. same thing. there are a couple of scents that give me a headache, and friends know not to wear them to my house. but public spaces are tricky.
I feel for you. I too have a bunch of nasty allergies. I think you have the right to contact the bus company however why not try a petition first, to present to the bus company. Put up fliers with an email address created just for your petition. Then say after you get enough interest, present this. You will then have a leg to stand on. <br />
Nuts kill people sadly, and I am sure m any people are unaware of the affects scented products have on some folks and don't understand that allthought these may not kill us, they are most debilitating. I sincerely wish you luck with this. Sombody has to take a stand against all this scented product.<br />
I also believe people have become addicted to scented product.<br />
People shower with scented soap, apply scented cream, scented deoderant and then perfume or aftershave. Omg an entire fruit or flower basket...
Around here there's signs as well as unspoken rules about refraining from wearing scented products in public places. People are typically pretty good about that sort of thing here.. well, everywhere but walmart it seems for some reason.
I think you would be completely within your right to pay a visit to the bus depot and ask that signs be placed in each bus stating that people should refrain from wearing scented products, and for the bus driver to gently enforce this new rule. It won't happen immediately, but in time people will become more respectful of it. And I'm sure there are many other people that would thank you for taking the initiative.
You make a good point. It is kind of random the laws that are made to accommodate certain afflictions but not others. It would be difficult to ban everything that might affect anyone, but how and where to draw the line? I don't have an answer, sorry.
I think the difference is that nut allergies are often fatal whereas allergies to scented products, although incredibly bothersome, are typically not life threatening
as the wife of someone with nut allergies, i thank you for being willing to be thoughtful. (though we'd never use language like "have the common decency" lol) my husband honestly gets ill if someone eats peanuts or peanut butter in the same room with him. fortunately, that's the only food where his sensitivity is that severe. i don;t know what's wrong with people who accuse others of "faking" allergies or making them up - why would anyone fake anything so horribly inconvenient?<br />
in your workplace, though, can you take the opportunity when the food allergies are being discussed to bring up your own allergies? then it will be more obvious that the situations are similar, that you are being considerate of others, and now you need them to be considerate of you. (don't say "have the common decency" though ;) say something like "i'd really appreciate your consideration." good luck!
Well I don't want to make anyone sick either, and yet everywhere I go, people are wearing perfumes that cause me to have allergy attacks, or smoking, which triggers my asthma,
Well I'm also allergic to most perfumes, scented anything, pollen, cigarette smoke, scented air freshner, pet hair, so I know what you mean.