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I know my question will bring the "TROLLS" running, but this is a genuine question that many of us have at the company where I work.
My wife and I work with many Indians (from India) since we work in the IT field. Most of them smell really bad. We are always in small meeting rooms and the smell is really, really bad. Since our company lives by a motto of encouraging "diversity", the human resources department will not address this fact even though the complaints come in daily. Is it a cultural thing not to bath regularly? Is it a religious thing? We work with these people so we can't ask them. Do any of you know about this? [:(][xx(]
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I know my question will bring the "TROLLS" running, but this is a genuine question that many of us have at the company where I work.
My wife and I work with many Indians (from India) since we work in the IT field. Most of them smell really bad. We are always in small meeting rooms and the smell is really, really bad. Since our company lives by a motto of encouraging "diversity", the human resources department will not address this fact even though the complaints come in daily. Is it a cultural thing not to bath regularly? Is it a religious thing? We work with these people so we can't ask them. Do any of you know about this? [:(][xx(]
When I TA'd (folks, that's a Teaching Assistant) in grad school I taught a couple of lab courses in embryology and anatomy. In the winter I noticed a pungency taht had escaped my notice previously. It turns out that several of the guys from India were treating themselves for a cold (like folks do with Vicks Vapo-Rub) with a topical ointment containing the appropriately named, Asafoetida.

Maybe that is what you notice, or do these people actually smell, ... French?

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It could be their diet.

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Try this experiment upon yourself:

Weekly Dinner Menu
Monday: Chicken Korma
Tuesday: Saag Paneer
Wednesday: Lamb Rogan Josh
Thursday: Matar Paneer
Friday: Goat Vindaloo

Saturday - go for a brisk morning run and smell your armpits



It's a tough subject to bring up but I hear ya. The worst BO experience I had was being crammed into a tramful of Hungarians in Budapest during rush hour on a hot and humid August evening [xx(]


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馬鹿は死ななきゃ治らない。

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Funny I'm of Indian Descent. I always thought it was you white boys who smelled funny.
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Funny I'm of Indian Descent. I always thought it was you white boys who smelled funny.
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I went to pick up my wife at O'hare a while back. There is a tram that runs from the parking lot and gate to gate. I sat in an empty car. All of a sudden the tram filled with passengers from Hong Kong who, as I overheard, had a 6 hour delay before boarding their plane. Sweet Merciful Jesus it smelled like the shithouse on a 19th century tuna boat. They were oblivious of their collective funk and I was seated right in the middle, unable to escape. Asian and round-eye alike stinking to high heaven. I don't like smelly people or houses that reek of curry.

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HA! You guys aint smelt NOTHING yet. If you've ever had an itinerant Aboriginal WALK past you, the smell will make you convulse if you're not from around here. These itinerants are a nomadic type of homeless alchoholic bum, that basically never shower. (homeless nomad? oxymoron?) You could be in a supermarket aisle after one has walked through, and the smell.....O...M...G.!

When I used to run the Howard Springs Supermarket, one of them took a shit in aisle 2, just for good measure, and her partner stole some rum.

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You sissies need to be around me when I cut a fart....
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It may not be the lack of bathing, but how!

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