An Awkward Situation

Posting this one a little late because I wound up sleeping early last night, while trying to put my 5 year old daughter to sleep. Enjoy!


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  • Kevin RubinReply
    May 3, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Reading this I just remembered a college buddy like that… He never bathed, slept in his clothes (he actually wore a nice suit, very unusual for Oregon Tech nerds), stank like hell and monstrous chunks of dandruff in his hair and on his shoulders.

    Even in the middle of the winter (in Klamath Falls, Oregon winter temperatures hover in the 0 degree Fahrenheit neighborhood…) he didn’t catch the hint when he’d walk into his friends’ dorm rooms and they’d open the windows wide and complain “oooh, it sure is hot in here, huh?”

    When we’d take him on car trips into town no one would fight him for shotgun, just let him have it so none of the rest of us would get stuck actually having our clothes touch his in the back seat…

    At some point in the spring (after he showed no evidence of taking a shower since the fall) someone threw a bar of soap at him and he ran off in a huff not to be seen for several days. Then everything was back to normal…

    • Krishna M. SadasivamReply
      May 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      yikes! So nobody told him he stank?

      Aside: There is something to be said for being blunt. People get their feelings hurt, of course – but what about the people who wind up repeatedly suffering as a result of being subjected to the oppressive B.O. from the offender? It’s a difficult line to balance, to be sure…

    • Christian OrpinellReply
      May 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      HOLY CRAP! So you’re telling this actually happened? Wow. So when someone threw a bar of soap at him did he get the memo. Is that what you mean by, “back to normal”?

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