Stale Cigars and Air Freshener | Career Angles

My wife is very sensitive to smells. She was visiting her son and riding in his car, paused for a moment and asked, “Did Austin smoke cigars in the car?”

“Yes.”

As she told me the story, she finished by saying, “there is nothing worse than a bad smell that someone tries to cover up with air freshener. Both are disgusting and then you combine them and it’s 10 times worse.”

I know there have been times I’ve tried to do that, covering up a problem and making it worse. Simple things and actions can avoid annoyances, conflict and problems.

Had just told his friend not to smoke a cigar in his car, he wouldn’t have needed the air freshener to cover up the smell and make it worse.

Air freshener only makes a putrid attempt to cover up a bad smell. It winds up with a chemical aroma in the air that combines with the other bad smell.

Why settle for putrid? Why put yourself in the position of covering something up that can be avoided?

 

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1600 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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