No, I’m not kidding! This is a legitimate question that I have decided to throw out there to everyone. Do you shower? I have decided to ask such a personal question because I have come to notice that a lot people around me don’t SEEM to shower. I’m not saying they never do, I’m just saying it sure doesn’t smell like they do!
Where is this coming from? Well, I think you know that I am a surg tech at a rural community hospital. That means I’m in surgery. Where it’s clean. And we use sterile instruments. And we use cleaners that kill all kinds of germs. And it’s clean…
There is one lady I work with who smelled so bad the other day I wanted to tell her to leave me alone and I’d do all the instruments! I could smell her ACROSS the counter from where we wrap all our stuff. I wanted to cry! I wanted to run and hide and not come out til she was gone! The worst part??? She really didn’t help me! She just stood there and watched me work! If you’re not going to help, get the hell out of my way! I tried to be nice and cover my facial expressions. I think I did well because she never caught on. How do you tell someone they stink??? BTW, she’s always right. She knows it all and you can’t tell her anything and if you try, she runs to Human Resources faster than you can say it!
All I could think was, “Did patients have to smell her today?” Wouldn’t that be awful! I hope none of them remember (and they shouldn’t) but what if one does? I felt so bad for those patients and the other people who had to work with her! I didn’t know what to do, so I kept my mouth shut, because it’s not the first time she’s come to work stinky. It’s funny because we have rules about wearing smelly lotion and perfume, but what about BO??? Who do I go to when it’s that offensive? Anyone else have to deal with this? A smelly co worker or smelly customer or smelly anybody??!! What did you do?!