B.O., V.O., and Other Delicate Acronyms
Man does not live by soap alone; and even hygiene, or even health, is not much good
unless you can take a healthy view of it—or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
—Gilbert K. Chesterton (English writer and critic)
YOU MAY CONSIDER it awkward to discuss, but hygiene is nothing to keep under wraps. When it comes to interviewing, it is the impediment you’ll never know as being the actual cause behind losing out on a job. Potential employers need not get into the situation of addressing the problem once you’re on their payroll. So at the slightest stale whiff, the easiest thing for them to do is to nip your candidacy right in the bud. Leave it to me to be the one to break it to you.
I promise my intentions are sincere. I’ve just been held captive behind closed doors without so much as an open window to rescue me from offensive body odors, bad breath, and other foul stenches far too many times to keep it a taboo subject any longer. Hey, I understand; we’re all human and we’re not perfect, right? Well, due to negligence or ignorance, some people seem to forget that good hygiene is appreciated by all who are