Thursday, March 21, 2013
Perfume At Work: The Dreaded Email
Last week, I wander down to the 17th floor of my office building to check in with a couple of co-workers and to move my body. I had been sitting so long through multiple meetings that my ass was asleep.
All of our administrative assistants are located along the inside walls of the building, facing the offices around the perimeter. They sit in large cubicles that keep them hidden from view. As I move through the walkway and pass each cubicle, I smell a different perfume boldly claiming its air space. This delights me, of course, and makes me grateful to work in a 'perfume allowed' environment.
But then, the dreaded email arrives. Something about a 'near miss,' and the encouragement to avoid 'strong perfumes.' I have no idea what either of those things mean.
Well, okay, I get Paloma Picasso and Aromatics and Azuree as strong perfumes, but the near miss? WTF? Does someone have severe asthma? Seizures? The vapors? Near miss could mean almost anything and it pisses me off that it's attached to perfume.
What about smoking brakes on the freeway or a dead skunk in the road or the UPS delivery guy in the elevator with mind numbing BO? They all constitute a 'near miss' for me. Ban them first, and then we'll talk about perfume.
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