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That Time You Didn’t Wear Deodorant

12 Apr

I was listening to John Jay and Rich on the radio the other morning, and their program “Second Date Update” came on. As it turns out, the reason this lady didn’t get a second date was because she smelled. Bad. And it was strong.

But when she got on the phone, the listeners, along with the guy who was upset by her smell, found out that she doesn’t use anti-perspirant/deodorant. Her reasoning for this was because she didn’t want to put all of those chemicals in her body, and that went along with branded soaps and things of that nature.

The funny part was how offended she got because he thought she smelled bad and that was why he didn’t want to date her.

I’m sorry, but if you are making a conscious choice not to use something to stop yourself from smelling like B.O., you don’t have any right to be angry because someone doesn’t want to smell you. I have to say that I don’t want to be intimate with someone who smells bad, even if you take 5 showers a day.

And I don’t think that’s shallow. At all.

I do [kind of] understand not wanting to put excess chemicals in your body, but our hygiene products are designed how they are with the ingredients that they have because they work. I’ve yet to meet a person who uses Tom’s brand deodorant (?) who doesn’t smell bad. And I’ve even had someone tell me that it just plain doesn’t work.

Should she be offended that she didn’t get a call-back because she smells? Is that shallow? What other similar stories do you have?