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Old 11-28-07, 02:03 PM   #1
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Work breath??

Every now and then I'll talk to someone at work who's breath is so strong it smells like they just sucked the innards of a 2-week dead camel out the arse through a straw.

Am I the only one who keeps mints or gum or something handy to try to keep my breath from being offensive while at work?
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Yes.
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Actually...I need stinky breath....too many people violate my "2' space" ..... and this is the way I control my surroundings...
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Old 11-28-07, 02:04 PM   #4
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Altoids...usually have a tin with me....in my car, at my desk, on the coffee table at home.
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Umm, KT, would you care for a mint or something? just asking?
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Old 11-28-07, 02:07 PM   #6
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Altoids...usually have a tin with me....in my car, at my desk, on the coffee table at home.
Ditto...I have 2 tins in my desk drawer and a few tins (4 or 5) in my car.
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Every now and then I'll talk to someone at work who's breath is so strong it smells like they just sucked the innards of a 2-week dead camel out the arse through a straw.

Am I the only one who keeps mints or gum or something handy to try to keep my breath from being offensive while at work?
I have toothpaste, a toothbrush, mouthwash and floss in my locker.
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I have toothpaste, a toothbrush, mouthwash and floss in my locker.
Do you play for the Seattle Hygienists?
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Old 11-28-07, 02:28 PM   #9
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I have toothpaste, a toothbrush, mouthwash and floss in my locker.
Oh.....you're one of "them people" at work.
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my gosh, do I KT... I have gum I bring with me on Mondays because of this co worker I have, I mean this is BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hold my breath till I turn blue when he talks to me and the funny thing is he always brags that he has perfect teeth and never had one cavity or had to go and see a dentist!
I swear there is some dead animal trapped in his mouth.
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my gosh, do I KT... I have gum I bring with me on Mondays because of this co worker I have, I mean this is BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hold my breath till I turn blue when he talks to me and the funny thing is he always brags that he has perfect teeth and never had one cavity or had to go and see a dentist!
I swear there is some dead animal trapped in his mouth.
does he smoke?
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my gosh, do I KT... I have gum I bring with me on Mondays because of this co worker I have, I mean this is BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hold my breath till I turn blue when he talks to me and the funny thing is he always brags that he has perfect teeth and never had one cavity or had to go and see a dentist!
I swear there is some dead animal trapped in his mouth.
LOL....you just reminded me of a story I'd forgotten. I had this Japanese guy as a lab partner for a Physics lab in college. I swear the guy ate nothing but fish and his breath smelled of rotting fish meat all the time. It was REALLY STRONG too. I would have to turn my head and hold my breath too.

It got so bad I had to do something. He never took my hints either. Last day of the semester I brought in about 12 different methods of breath freshening items. I had gum, mints of every variety. I even brought a trial size bottle of Scope mouthwash. I offered them to him one by one and he completely did not get it. He just kept politely refusing my offerings. I said in a loud voice (last one) "WOULD YOU LIKE SOME MOUTHWASH?"

He still didn't get it. He just politely declined and went about his business. Thank god I never had to work with him again.
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Old 11-28-07, 03:25 PM   #13
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I keep a lot of gum handy for myself. I will offer it to others.

I also use the direct approach and tell then offending stink breathe that they indeed have stink breath.

I lack tact, compassion and sympathy. At least I know where I stand.
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I try to have a mint or two, and ask family members if my breath is lethal, or not bothersome.

Honest feedback is nice, because I know how horrid it is to deal with other people who fail in the personal hygiene department.
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Your post just made me think of this:

Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and, with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him a super calloused fragile mystic vexed by halitosis.
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