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• His work with Artists for Peace and Justice
• UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme
Sunday, June 04, 2006
The Government Says You Stink
Some listeners called into the Stroumbo Show and commented that the law should be inforced, because there are many people with scent allergies who suffer from breathing difficulty when around other people's perfumes and scents.
Though that is a very good point, us girls (and George) had to disagree. The majority of people don't struggle with these unfortunate allergies, and while sitting on the subway or on the downtown bus, surrounded by people who maybe haven't bathed in a day or two, would you rather be breathing in a bad perfume, or a whole lot of body odour? When you think about it, when you go to sports games or even sports bars filled with sweaty men who keep raising their arms up in the air to cheer for their favorite team, wouldn't you rather get a big whiff of Old Spice than stale, acidic armpit sweat?
I don't think you can just stop people from applying their scent of choice, and if it came down to that, as George pointed out, would you (and HOW would you) enforce everyone bathe properly everyday instead? You can't just go around teaching security personnel to sniff out the scent of lilacs or Tommy or someone's natural B.O. just so they can send everyone home.
"I'm sorry sir/ma'am, you smell fantastic/horrific, would you please go home and bathe with an unscented soap so you can then apply some unscented deodorant?"
We know what we think, now it's your turn! What do YOU think?