It was the dead of summer. The heat is on the rise. I’m in a room with like 20 people in it. I walk around without a problem, until I get to this one area where I caught a major whiff of some SERIOUS body odor. Whoa! And this was coming from a girl. A girl who actually had people around her talking to her. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t the only one who noticed it as a few of my friends who walked by asked me about it, too. I just shook my head and moved on.
I’m not trying to dwell on that incidence, because I barely knew that girl. However, this little incident sparked a conversation where I raised the question:
“If you were stinkin’ it up, would you want your friend(s) to let you know?” or, reversely, “If your friend was stinkin’ it up, would you be an honest friend and point it out to them?”
This isn’t an issue of being mean or rude, I’m honestly curious. I’m thinking along the lines of “If your friend had food stuck in their teeth, would you tell them?”.
I believe in honesty and being upfront about things, so if my friend just happened to have a “bad day” I would point it out, not like a bitch or anything, but just let them know. In my case, I would definitely want my friend to let me know if I was “stinkin’ it up” so I could do something about it. Like with the “food in teeth” issue.
My husband said he wouldn’t say anything. Another friend said she would. Others said they wouldn’t.
It was pretty much across the board. We all agreed that if it was a stranger, we probably wouldn’t say anything, kind of like I did with the example above. So, I’m just curious…
What would you do?!