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To have thought this was rude?

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daffodilsinspringtime Thu 04-Dec-14 21:07:27

At work earlier, myself and another colleague were talking to the daughter of a lady who uses the services.

Colleague leaned over to do something (part of her job,) and the daughter said, 'ugh, you have been eating garlic haven't you, I can smell it.'

Colleague just said she'd had chilli chicken for lunch but afterwards we both said how rude it was!

EatShitDezza Thu 04-Dec-14 21:09:17

Don't see the big deal.

browneyedgirl86 Thu 04-Dec-14 21:11:54

I think it's rude. Yanbu

TimelyNameChangey Thu 04-Dec-14 21:19:28

Wait...this exact same OP was posted a couple of weeks ago! I clearly remember it! Odd...


Really similar given the garlic and carer scenario! I suppose it's a thing which could happen often.

I don't think it is rude a carer, I'd not eat food like garlic for lunch. Why should clients suffer my breath?

daffodilsinspringtime Thu 04-Dec-14 21:20:40

Erm ok except I'm not a carer hmm

WorraLiberty Thu 04-Dec-14 21:21:04

Deja vu?

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 04-Dec-14 21:21:57

Yabu to say "myself" grin

LadyLuck10 Thu 04-Dec-14 21:23:18

I think inflicting garlic breath on others is rude.

DejaVuAllOverAgain Thu 04-Dec-14 21:24:07

You called? grin

A bit rude but I couldn't get worked up about it.

dun1urkin Thu 04-Dec-14 21:24:21

YY to what worra and hacked said

MammaTJ Thu 04-Dec-14 21:24:27

It's rude to eat garlic when you are up close an personal with people in your job role!

TimelyNameChangey Thu 04-Dec-14 21:24:34

No need to be all hmm I never said you were a carer but both OPs involve a carer and garlic breath. Chill.

daffodilsinspringtime Thu 04-Dec-14 21:24:39

Seriously, why would I post something that I'd already posted? hmm

Are people supposed to never eat garlic, then? grin Or just when they're going to be spending 48 hours in solitude afterwards? grin

LynetteScavo Thu 04-Dec-14 21:25:18

Well it wasn't a polite thing to say, but neither is breathing garlicky breath on someone!!!!

TimelyNameChangey Thu 04-Dec-14 21:26:35

FFS Daffodils I never said you DID post it already!

I said it was SIMILAR.

I don't think people who spend their time performing intimate tasks for others should eat garlic for lunch no.

daffodilsinspringtime Thu 04-Dec-14 21:26:39

Timely, I don't get it, don't get the issue.

You've said 'both scenarios involve a carer and garlic breath' but I'm not a carer smile so I was a bit hmm as it sounded as if you were saying I was the OP of the other thread, or I had read the other thread and decided to post again.

I don't really understand what, but clearly something I have done is wrong.

Quitelikely Thu 04-Dec-14 21:28:33

I think it's more embarrassing than rude! blush

Cauliflowersneeze1 Thu 04-Dec-14 21:29:19

Yes it's horrible smelling garlic breath if you are dealing with the public

May not have been polite to point it out but perhaps she'll think next time

Only1scoop Thu 04-Dec-14 21:32:09

It is a bit Mingy to get a whiff of someone's garlic breath....I work closely customer facing and avoid certain foods when working next day.

Some people are just direct I guess

InSpaceNooneCanHearYouScream Thu 04-Dec-14 21:32:15

I agree with you OP- she was very rude. Lots of foods can make your breath smell of onions, garlic or whatever, it's just one of those things we should tolerate.

daffodilsinspringtime Thu 04-Dec-14 21:35:20

I know a girl in DDs class once told the teacher she smelt nasty and was put in isolation for a day.

I thought the girl was rude, and I thought this woman was rude. I suppose, unpleasant as some smells are, it's just obnoxious to purposefully draw attention to them.

ASunnyTiger Thu 04-Dec-14 21:35:30

How old was the daughter? Kids are more likely to say whatever comes to mind, where as adults have supposedly learnt to suppress thoughts that could cause offence to others.

daffodilsinspringtime Thu 04-Dec-14 21:36:25

Oh, she's an adult - about 27/28 I think!

ASunnyTiger Thu 04-Dec-14 21:37:14

Oh sorry, misread the OP. blush

CallMeExhausted Thu 04-Dec-14 21:45:26

If you are going to be in close enough quarters to your clientele (whether you are a carer or not - that better OP?) that they can smell your lunch on your breath, it is not appropriate to eat food that you know is going to remain on your breath.

If you must eat something that will rain on your breath, breath mints and/or brushing your teeth afterwards is a good idea, too.

If you choose to disregard all of this and someone mentions that they find your breath offensive, then so be it - breathing fumes like that on a client isn't particularly polite.

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