Every now and then I'm running an old post from back in the day when nobody ever read my blog but ME! I was in a meeting with Lola this afternoon and we were reminiscing about this bit of fun from back in the summer...Hope you enjoy!
Let me just say that a southern belle knows how to wear her signature scent properly. The gal I'm getting ready to tell you about is NO southern belle. I was scheduled for a meeting this afternoon with someone I'd not ever met before. I walked to the lobby to greet her and at about five feet from my "hello, how are you" and handshake I ran into nothing short of a FORCE FIELD of scent. She had not just applied her perfume/cologne liberally...it was like she had bathed in it, washed her hair in it, dipped her clothing into it and THEN sprayed some more on for good measure. I like nice smells and am a big fan of aromatherapy but this was brutal....nevertheless, I put on my most professional facial expression and off we went to the conference room where two others were waiting.
After the introductions, we sat down to chat and within two minutes my colleague Lola, who was sitting next to me, started to cough. We had closed the conference room door and the smell was about to overwhelm us. Lola got up and moved down to the other end of the table as tactfully as she could, all the while asking questions and talking to our guest. At about the six minute mark, Lola started to WHEEZE....she has asthma issues. I left the room a moment to adjust the thermostat, hoping that things might be more bearable if the air wasn't so still. At about eight minutes, Lola excused herself to go get her inhaler from the car and my head was beginning to throb. My other colleague in the room, our fearless leader, Robert, was holding up the best but I took note that, as the chief of the little powwow, he did not tarry in wrapping up the meeting in record speed. I don't believe our visitor had ANY idea...she must have a defective sense of smell. (and so must the people who live with her)
After she left we actually had to MOVE the chair she sat in out of the room and now at home even after changing my clothes and some six hours later, I can STILL smell it. I think I'll go wash my hair.