Don’t EAT GARLIC THAT WHOLE DAY….NO, NO, NO onions or GARLIC!!!. (even the smell of a recent burger on someone’s breath is noticeable…..)
There is NOTHING WORSE than dancing with someone and KNOWING what they just ate – ESPECIALLY onions and garlic!! When a man or woman smells of garlic, you bet I will tell them – even if I don’t know them very well. You will not believe the “Thank you”‘s and words of appreciation I get from people who are completely unaware of their odors.
They right away put their hand over their mouth, ask me for gum, or go to the bathroom and wash up. I’ve had some people even leave the club for 30 minutes and come back smelling better! Think about it, you’re doing them a favor. I would certainly want someone to tell me! I would hate putting someone through a dance having to put up with garlic breath! Ugh!
My Rule: If someone offers me a piece of gum or breath mint… I PROBABLY NEED IT.
I have a simple, three-step process for hinting to a person that they smell like garlic … and need to take care of it.
I tell them in a friendly way, but am really quite frank about it.
This is how I do it.
I don’t care who it is, male or female, Joe Blow or the Pope:
- First, you pull them over to the side of the dance floor,
- Second, grab them by both shoulders,
- Third, gently smile, and whisper in their ear, “YOU SMELL LIKE GARLIC.”- Works like a charm.
– Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!
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