I have this "friend" who will soon be working closely with someone who wears so much perfume that she is Googling "fashionable gas-mask gear" and stocking up on Ibuprofen for headaches. Seriously, do you want to be "that girl?" Of course you don't! Clues That You May Be Wearing Too Much Perfume: *People around you regularly have tears in their eyes. *You are never given perfume as a gift; you always buy it yourself *The girls at the perfume counter know you by name *When you are walking down the hallway at your workplace and come upon a co-worker, they give you a 10-foot berth or suddenly "forget something," turning around and rushing in the other direction. *When you travel in an airplane, everyone around you seems angry.** *When you enter a room, people start coughing or leave suddenly. *No one (except creepy guys in bars, trying to get laid) ever says, "I love your perfume. What is it?" *You re-apply perfume during the work day. (If you smell that bad, see your doctor!) *You are still wearing Opium perfume. [Seriously, any amount of Opium is too much. Blecccch! And it was created in 1977-That should be hint enough.] If you aren't sure, ask an honest friend (who doesn't wear perfume.) For great tips on how to apply perfume without instilling hatred in others, click here. (Please ignore Tip #6) Did I miss anything? Got a perfume complaint or solution for my "friend?" Do tell! **Please, please, please, for allergy sufferers everywhere, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY PERFUME WHILE A PASSENGER ON AN AIRPLANE!! It's not the best practice!
Barb Forsberg is a Wife, mom of teens, teacher of students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, and sister to 8 siblings. Her blog, halfpastkissintime draws on material from various content in life, the good, the bad, and the entertaining.