How Never to handle bad breath

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We’ve all been there. You round the corner to your cubical ready to start the day’s work if you are suddenly accosted by the familiar stench of a co-worker’s bad breath.

“Here we go again…”, you imagine. “Another ‘H’-filled tirade that won’t ever permeate my ears because I’m too busy attempting to keep it from permeating my nose.”

“So anywahhhhy,” continues your co-worker, “Hhhhank Hhhhenshhhhaaw from Hhhhuman Reshhhhourcess told me ouhhhhhr 401k plahhhhn can be an outstahhhhnding invehhhhhstment optiohhhhhn…”

Somehow, we’d like to believe our forced smile and wilting eyelashes might tell the offending party that there surely is something less than stellar about the way they are sounding. Unfortunately, that’s simply wishful thinking. The problem is that no one knows they will have a problem. We appear to be immune to our own stench, and unlike Willy Nelson’s muse, it’s never on our minds.

So how can you tell someone that their breathe is causing you to have a problem differentiating their head from their derriere? Sure, whether it’s someone you know and so are comfortable with, you can try honesty. Still, even honesty has it’s own group of problems. Can you play it off like it is a one-time occurrence you just noticed and hope that mentioning it takes care of the situation for good? Do キラハクレンズ sit them down and also have a serious discussion that could ultimately embarrass them or cause you to appear to be the bad person? How will they respond to either scenario? You’d want to be told if you had bad breath, wouldn’t you? Would you feel safe being told by this person who you have bad breath? Do you really know them sufficiently to be discussing this situation with them?

These are all important questions whose answers will change with each unique situation. Still, there are some things it is possible to avoid saying which are universal across all situations. I have taken the liberty of listing those hateful pounds below. Remember, honesty is the foremost policy, but brutal honesty is frequently unnecessary.


# 1 Gee, is your breath or did I blow my nose immediately after wiping my ass?

# 2 And now here’s me with the elements: Thanks, me! Well it looks like there’s a stank front moving due east from wherever your mouth happens to be. We’re looking at a 100% chance of Halitosis throughout the rest you will ever have. Sports is next followed by today�s lottery numbers. Stay Tuned!

# 3 I don’t mean to be rude however your horrible breath is melting my face. To have to stand here and listen to you is agonizingly painful. Hey, you ever see that “Alien” movie where in fact the alien is breathing in Sigourney Weaver’s face and she just cringes as the thing is indeed scary and because it’s saliva can be an acid that can eat through metal? This can be a lot like that because even though your saliva won’t eat through metal, I’m fairly certain your mouth-stench will and that is scaring the crap outta me, my friend. Again, I don’t mean to be rude…

This is why, dear reader, one must choose carefully when approaching a subject this sensitive. Perhaps honesty isn’t always the best policy. Better yet, why not just leave an anonymous note…and a breath mint.

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