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Company Body-Odour Detector

Send those steenking colleagues home...
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Right now I'm sitting at my desk gagging upon my own bile. Colleague next to me has powerful body-odour (obviously slept in the dog-basket last night and forgot to shower this AM) which is interfering with my aura and ruining my 'productivity'.

This situation has led me to wish for some sort of odour-detector stationed at the building entrance (just like metal-detectors in airports) which would emit a signal when the person stepping through is offensively humming.

The culprit would be sent home for a good scrub while the rest of us can suffer our daily toil in peace.

Siz, May 30 2001

You want one of these. http://www.qualital...ttore_olfattivi.htm
[angel, May 30 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

give your colleague a gentle hint http://www.gentlehints.com
when you just can't say it yourself [mihali, May 30 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       Badges? Badges? Weee don't need no steeenking badges!
thumbwax, May 30 2001

       sounds like your company already has an odour detector. what you need is a way to get the message to your co-worker. see link for details.
mihali, May 30 2001

       Thanks mihali - a pity this site expects you to buy a 'present' for the offender too...
Siz, May 30 2001

       I'm all for it, for *any* strong odour. My SO gets migraines from perfume, and *that* certainly interferes with productivity...   

       The way some people baste themselves in flowery scent is beyond me. (And makes my nose itch.)
MrWrong, May 30 2001

       "Sorry I didn't have that report on your desk at 9am, your honor, but the guys in inventory control sent me home, honest!!!"   

       The mutual alibi has never had a stronger champion than a workplace-enforced BO policy. "Bob, you stink." <wink, wink> "Oh yeah, well you reek, James!" <wink, wink> "Welp, see you in the morning then! I'm gonna go stink up the golf course!"
absterge, May 30 2001

       <stage whisper>hey absterge! what are you doing? it's not friday yet!</stage whisper>   

       if you don't know what i'm talking about then please disregard the above message.
mihali, May 30 2001

       This is gross but, if like me you laundry at the weekend, friday would be the perfect day to dig out all your soiled clothes and choose the most aromatic outfit for work... "BLEEP! BLEEP! BLEEP! You're going home sonny...."
Siz, Jun 01 2001

       hopefully it would detect Tuna in lunch boxes too.
neilp, Dec 20 2004


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