wearing perfume to work - page 14

thought this would be interesting. what's your policy? i wear a light body splash if any.... Read More

  1. by   kgkarma
    Quote from Jerico
    YES I have a short cord of tolerance: I have a short cord of tolerance with others that overstate their sensitivity for whatever reason...attention usually. They want to feel special.

    EVERYONE likes to feel special...but to cry wolf? Overstate conditions? That is for what I have the short cord of tolerance.

    People do it ALL the time. And it is seen ALOT in the ER.
    :smackingf :smackingf :smackingf
  2. by   suzy253
    Quote from kgkarma
    :smackingf :smackingf :smackingf

    Ditto your response to Jerico. I can't believe what I'm reading.
  3. by   Jerico
    I am "allergic" to smoke too!

    The WHOLE human RACE is "allergic" to smoke!!!:chuckle :chuckle
    They are SO "allergic" they get cancer from inhaling it TOO much.

    But...a little exposure to a passing nurse/person/mailman isn't going to HURT MOST people most of the time!



    The QUESTION is: Is the supposed "allergy" a true allergy wherein it will cause SERIOUS breathing/swelling issues OR is it JUST a sensitivity? Perhaps an "elected' allergy.

    Example: I have TWO blue eyed blonde (white blonde) sons. They are sensitive to trees, dust, pollen. To the point they take spring and fall meds for it. They should NOT be outside during "those days" BUT they INSIST on going outside and playing football.

    The urge to play football supercedes the "discomfort" of getting exposed.

    NOW: IF they have a TEST in school they want to avoid, they will tell me "Mom, my allergies are just so bad (sniff, sneeze, red eyes...)". I will tell them: YESTERDAY during football practice you didn't seem to have those allergies..."
    Last edit by Jerico on Jan 3, '06
  4. by   RoxanRN
    Quote from Jerico
    But...a little exposure to a passing nurse/person/mailman isn't going to HURT MOST people most of the time!
    I guess incompacitation from a migraine when exposed to inconsiderate people posing as a garden of flowers doesn't consititute as being harmed.:selfbonk:
  5. by   Jerico
    Quote from RoxanRN2003
    I guess incompacitation from a migraine when exposed to inconsiderate people posing as a garden of flowers doesn't consititute as being harmed.:selfbonk:
    Am sorry you are incompacitated from migraines. My dd had those sort of migraines (from light/noises/odors) until she had her second baby at age 27. Then they stopped completely.

    Moderation is the key when using perfumes, scents, etc. LOTS of people would get a migraine if someone BATHED in cologne!

    But just because a FEW insensitive duffs "bathe in cologne" enough to incapacitate 1:10,000 should that cause EVERY last person to be restricted from a dab of perfume behind the ears and neck????

    It is like the AIRLINES refusing to serve peanuts to the million passengers because 1:100,000 people are sensitive to peanuts!

    What ever happened to people just sucking it up and making a personal adjustment so that 100,000 others do not have to ADJUST to an anomoly (sensitivity)?

    I ADJUST by NOT bathing in cologne so as to NOT offend. I also ADJUST by bathing in deodorant soap and using deodorant (scented btw) so as NOT to offend.

    There is a medium ground, and it is called MODERATION on the part of EVERYONE!
  6. by   rambisisking
    Jerico, would it be alright if I stood in your hospital room and smoked as long as I blew only a moderate amount in your face, or in the face of your darling sons. Would it be alright if I worked side by side with you and smoked and blew a moderate amt into your face. I would appreciate a direct simple answer to these questions, please.
  7. by   Jerico
    Quote from rambisisking
    Jerico, would it be alright if I stood in your hospital room and smoked as long as I blew only a moderate amount in your face, or in the face of your darling sons. Would it be alright if I worked side by side with you and smoked and blew a moderate amt into your face. I would appreciate a direct simple answer to these questions, please.


    No. Tar and nicotine as well as 2nd hand smoke is carcinogenic. HENCE smoking LAWS due to the PROOF of such.

    Perfume is NOT carcinogenic NOR is it offensive to MOST of the population.
    Sarcastic there bit? :chuckle
  8. by   rambisisking
    What information or statistics do you have to back up your statement that perfume is not offensive to most of the population? And I'm not sure what you are laughing about please explain that also.
  9. by   rambisisking
    Also could you explain the connection between allergies and cancer. There is so much I have to learn before I can begin to understand your point of view.
  10. by   Jerico
    Quote from rambisisking
    What information or statistics do you have to back up your statement that perfume is not offensive to most of the population? And I'm not sure what you are laughing about please explain that also.
    Statistics? Perfume sales are in the billions. Scented candle sales are in the billions. Look it up on line.

    Was laughing at the fact you called my sons "darlings" AND laughing at your sarcasm.

    :chuckle

    You are also biased due to your sensitivity. :roll
  11. by   Jerico
    Quote from rambisisking
    Also could you explain the connection between allergies and cancer. There is so much I have to learn before I can begin to understand your point of view.

    WHAT connection between perfume sensitivity?
    Now THAT is a new one! :chuckle

    I need to read up on the connection between allergies and cancer.
    Can't say that I have read anything on that to date.
  12. by   suzy253
    Jerico--but the perfume being offensive to the patients who are ill. The last thing I would want to smell when sick is perfume!

    don't tell me--you wear musk as well.
  13. by   rambisisking
    Quote from Jerico
    I am "allergic" to smoke too!

    The WHOLE human RACE is "allergic" to smoke!!!:chuckle :chuckle
    They are SO "allergic" they get cancer from inhaling it TOO much.

    But...a little exposure to a passing nurse/person/mailman isn't going to HURT MOST people most of the time!



    The QUESTION is: Is the supposed "allergy" a true allergy wherein it will cause SERIOUS breathing/swelling issues OR is it JUST a sensitivity? Perhaps an "elected' allergy.

    Example: I have TWO blue eyed blonde (white blonde) sons. They are sensitive to trees, dust, pollen. To the point they take spring and fall meds for it. They should NOT be outside during "those days" BUT they INSIST on going outside and playing football.

    The urge to play football supercedes the "discomfort" of getting exposed.

    NOW: IF they have a TEST in school they want to avoid, they will tell me "Mom, my allergies are just so bad (sniff, sneeze, red eyes...)". I will tell them: YESTERDAY during football practice you didn't seem to have those allergies..."
    They are so allergic to it they get cancer from inhailing it?

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