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Scent of an Ambush

 
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womble



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:29 pm    Post subject: Scent of an Ambush Reply with quote

Had an article published in one of the UAE national newspapers over the weekend - inspired by Larry David.

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/citytimes/inside.asp?section=inthecity&xfile=/data/inthecity/2015/june/inthecity_june74.xml

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one, Paul Cool
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Bob Smith



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it something unique about Canada that scents are health-risks to some people so what you describe would be a major problem? It isn't many people, but I had a student (I taught adults) end up in hospital because of the perfume worn by the person sitting next to her. Hospitals, doctor's offices, and many other places are 'scent-free zones', and I heard of one substitute teacher sent home being told to shower and change. I enjoyed your article and know it wasn't a diatribe like this, but perfumes, scented soaps, etc. can be more than annoyances.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, folks. I actually wrote that in about half an hour down the pub, though the ideas had been rolling round my noggin for a day or two.

It was good to see I can still cut it writing articles outside our in-house magazine, too.

Bob, it's an interesting point you make. I have known one or two people who start sneezing like they've got hay fever when there's too much perfume in the air, and in this part of the world, both men and women often drench themselves in the stuff.

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