Thursday, July 30, 2009

Send in Another Victim of Industrial Disease

Good Lord. Is it just me, or are we getting more and more sensitive by the minute?

Perfume Odor Sends 34 to Hospital

First cigarettes, now perfume.

Live or die, Party People. But don't ruin everything.


Gnomeself Be True said...

A Dire Straights fan too?
So much to like about you...

MommyHeadache said...

If only they would reveal the brand of perfume that was sprayed! would be fun to see their profits go down the toilet.

Big Shamu said...

OK, if I worked at a call center and someone came on the intercom and asked if anyone was feeling sick could go home, I think I'd be reaching for my car keys, not due to sickness of perfume, more like sickness of work.

Buzz Kill said...

Shamus' right - 2 people got sick and everyone else got a get-out-of-jail free card. It was probably that "Axe" stuff that all the kids are using. I can smell that stuff down stairs when the boys use it in the upstairs bathroom. It stinks too. The Mrs and I refer to it as ode du boy.

Pam said...

I bet it was the evil-doer I used to have to share a very small office space with.

She sprayed that icky smelling ROSE-flavored, grandma's bathroom smelling, puke inducing, migraine creating, sinus clogging, strong-a** stuff 5x a day.

When I asked if she could just not wear it at work because it gave me a headache, she replied, "I shouldn't have to smell bad just because you get a headache."

Oh she smells bad alright. Like burning sulphur.

Bretthead said...

Smells like teen spirit around here.

Jenny said...

I thought of you the moment I read that headline.

sparringK9 said...

last saturday night i was at a farm to table dinner - held in a fabulous tent from india set up in the woods. - too bad they never had watched top chef or they would have known a scented candle at the dinner table is WRONG> especially one as hippy dippy scented as it was.

point? made me sick. and i left early.

h said...

Gotta agree with Shamu. And I'll add that the ones who wasted the hospital's time should be fined and/or forced to watch Axe TV commercials.

Aunty Belle said...

Whar's U beeen? Ain't knowed a thang about AXE--huh?

But I will say, some scents is poisonous to a fair number of people. Looky, the correct manner to wear perfume is so that those intimate wif' ya git a whiff of yore enticin' promise, or, those huggin' ya hello/ good bye think how clean and fresh ya is--but yore scent should NOT proceed ya into a room on its own legs or be a sneaky way to clear an airport corridor so ya doan have to dodge all the hoi poloi.

Big Shamu said...

Like the smell of microwave popcorn burned to fire hazard? I've seen people sent home from work due to that. No emergency room action though, but fire alarms and people moving so fast you'd think there was free food involved.

moi said...

Gnome: And next week I'll post something ear-splitting and you'll take it all back. Soooooooo fickle.

Emma: Oooooo, nooooooo, that would SUCK! After all, the perfume didn't get up and spritz itself.

Shamu: The irony is that most workplaces are FILLED with all manner of yewgy chemicals and such. Perfume I would think is über benign in comparison to say, copy toner/ink.

Buzz: Ode du Boy! Bwahahahahaha! Although, I have a confession to make. I'm a shameless drive by sniffer, and every great smelling man I've encountered these days is wearing Axe. I swear, it's the olfactory equivalent of crack.

Pam: I'm a perfume junkie. For me, a day without perfume is like a day without food, but I try not to waft a witches brew sillage behind me. Unless I'm trying to piss someone off.

WTWA: And I feel stupid, and contagious.

Boxer: Aw, hon, my silly little rant in the face of your loss seems so, well, silly! Glad you dropped by, though. Hugs.

K9: Yew! Everyone knows the ONLY acceptable scent at the dinner table is the food. Even I abstain at dinner parties. Or wear vintage Shalimar, the ONLY perfume in my opinion that goes with food like wine goes with food.

Troll: Bwahahahahaha! Those commercials are truly wretched, aren't they.

Aunty: Word.

Shamu: Mmmmmmm . . . burned popcorn. If only we could bottle that.

Unknown said...

If only my old office mate had heard Aunty's advice on how to wear perfume, but I'm sure she was trying to piss me off!~

There's perfume, proper stuff, and then there is your granny's bathroom scent. I rest my case.

Aunty Belle said...

--thas' a typo. I meant Whar's I (me, Aunty) been--I never heered of AXE.

Kymical Reactions said...

Wouldn't be awesome if we had a jar of magic scent that would get rid of people when you didn't feel like having them around? Of course, I wouldn't want to hospitalize them, but definitely make them leave my office.

I think this perfume just might be revolutionary - just needs some tweaking to tone it down!