Friday, July 18, 2008

Again with the perfume

Again with the perfume

Same woman, same perfume. And there are plenty of seats, so why sit next to me?

I ask you, gentle readers ... is there a polite way to ask someone to take their perfumed (I think it may actually be a very floral/powder spray deodorant, come to think of it) self somewhere else?

Yeah, I could move, but I always sit here and I was here first.


Anonymous said...

no, I don't think there is a polite way. :)

New Kid on the Hallway said...

If you worked in the same office or such with her and saw her every day, you could say something, but since you could move, I think you're stuck...moving.

Dame Eleanor Hull said...

"Your perfume is really lovely, and I wish I could enjoy it, but sometimes scents trigger migraines for me and I'm afraid this might be one of those times. I hate to ask, but would you mind . . ." "moving," or if you're really brave, "using less of it?" I have done this, though, admittedly, to a nice person I already knew. You could leave a note on her desk when she gets up, if you don't want to have the conversation.