My friend smells terrible, I should tell her - right?!

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As the title states, a friend of mine smells really bad. As far as I know, she has like one bath a fortnight and doesn't wear deoderant or body spray.

When she comes round mine, the whole place stinks within half hour. I don't know whether I should say anything to her or not, as I've only know her since September. My housemates are saying I should tell her, but she must already know, surely?

If you had a friend who smelled really bad, would you tell them?
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Tell her, but be a bit sensitive about it. Smell is a very personal thing and you might offend her but she'll thank you in the end.
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Yeah you should tell her
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You would be doing her a favour in the long run...
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Yeah, tell her. She can't have much dignity to lose if she only showers once a fortnight.
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Tell her.
How had no one mentioned it :O.
Are you sure it's not a medical condition or something? I'm amazed no ones told her and she hasn't sorted it yet.
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Tell her. Why would she necessarily know? You get used to your own smell. And probably no one else in the world has been brave enough to.
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1 bath a week!? tell her family members to tell her.
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tell her...but in a way that will offend her the least...it will be an awkward convo


(Original post by Playboy King)
Your taste in friends stinks!

Did you see what I did there peoples :mmm:
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showers once a fortnight!?! dam! i have two per day most days!

tell her lightly
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(Original post by Samrout)
1 bath a week!? tell her family members to tell her.
1 bath every 2 weeks*
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Yeah it's probably better for everyone in the long run if you tell her but i'd find it really hard to get the courage to say anything, maybe get someone with a brass neck to do it for you
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You could comment on an awful smell in general while she's there.

Ask her if she... brought it in with her or something.

She might get the drift?
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(Original post by someperson)
tell her...but in a way that will offend her the least...it will be an awkward convo




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Woaahhh your avatar:eek3:
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Ah....this thread makes me laugh out loud.
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(Original post by jasminejasmine)
As the title states, a friend of mine smells really bad. As far as I know, she has like one bath a fortnight and doesn't wear deoderant or body spray.

When she comes round mine, the whole place stinks within half hour. I don't know whether I should say anything to her or not, as I've only know her since September. My housemates are saying I should tell her, but she must already know, surely?

If you had a friend who smelled really bad, would you tell them?
Its a girl too?
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Tell her in the nicest way possible but without sounding patronising.....
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tell the *****
I agree in these situations always tell the truth.

I wouldn't use that word to describe her though. It is very unnecessary.
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Its going to be tricky to bring it up without coming across as offensive tbh. Is there any reason why she bathes so infrequently or doesnt use body spray/deodorant?.
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(Original post by jasminejasmine)
As the title states, a friend of mine smells really bad. As far as I know, she has like one bath a fortnight and doesn't wear deoderant or body spray.

When she comes round mine, the whole place stinks within half hour. I don't know whether I should say anything to her or not, as I've only know her since September. My housemates are saying I should tell her, but she must already know, surely?

If you had a friend who smelled really bad, would you tell them?
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

On a serious note though, you should definitely tell her.
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