This is a rather silly post, but I feel like I need to write it.
The other day L and I were talking about a condition he calls “office breath”. Let me explain.
You sit at your desk for hours on end concentrating on your work with only a cup of coffee to break your oral hygienic fall. You get up to attend your 3pm meeting, and realize you are suffering from a case of unsavory dragon breath. Most of us reach for a stick of gum in an attempt to save face, not to mention, to save our coworkers’ lives.
But there is always one person (in my experience, the same person) in the office that has consistently terrible breath. Why is that?
Do they not smell it?
Do they not care?
Do they have something against mints? Do they not have loved ones that remind them ever-so-kindly to brush their teeth in the morning?I feel like I should get a poster made that states, “Office Breath: Ruining Professional Relationships since 1885”, and hang it over my desk.
If you are offended by this post, you are probably guilty of having office breath.Am I alone in noticing this peculiar phenomenon? Hello…is this thing on?

December 23, 2009



  1. Creature Gorgeous

    December 18, 2009

    Sitting at my desk, I just laughed LOUDLY. This is one of your funniest posts, Carly! The worst is standing anywhere near the office breath offender in the elevator or other confined spaces. You literally have to hold your breath. Because you can't mouth breath, because you assume it's so bad that you could probably taste it! Okay, I'll stop now. That was funny and true. Thank you!

  2. Erin

    December 18, 2009

    Hah, I'd have to add rather unsavory feet stink to that list too. How do you not smell that on yourself?!?!

  3. Krista

    December 18, 2009

    For some people, they don't have adequate oral hygiene. I'm completely serious. Some people have naturally bad breath. (Yuck, eh? How bad do you feel for that person!) Some people are a product of what they eat, but don't take care to use mints, gum, etc, at work.

    But here's my question: why is it that the bad-breath person always the in-your-face person? I mean, come on, out of my personal space!

  4. Linda

    December 22, 2009

    Hahaha, love this post! It really is so very true & I love your idea for a poster!

  5. HisBirdie (Ali)

    December 22, 2009

    Ugg we need that poster in our office. One of my co-workers is SO BAD I can smell is outside his office. How do you not notice that yourself? If I can smell it yards away?

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