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Real Women, Real Issues: A Best Friend That Cannot Tell Me I Have Mouth Odour Is That One Friend?


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Dear Woman.NG Readers,

After a long time of searching, I finally got a job and I was so happy. My first week at work I tried to mingle with everyone and be friendly but imagine my shock when my boss called me to her office on the Friday. She said some people in the office are complaining that I have mouth odour and they are afraid that it may turn customers off. She said they thought things will change but after the first week they have not noticed any change. She advised that I brush more often and be bringing mint to chew at the office. I was so ashamed, I was trembling, I didn’t even know what to say. Nobody has ever told me I have mouth odour and I have never smelt it myself.

My best friend and I live together in a room, when I got home I told her everything. She said yes it’s true that she has been noticing it for some time now. I asked her, so why didn’t you tell me? She said she didn’t want to offend me. This is someone that knows all my secrets, I don’t hide anything from her and I thought we were thicker than blood. If she had told me, I would not have faced that kind of embarrassment at work.

It is still paining me, and to be honest I don’t trust her like that anymore. Does she really take me the way I take her?







  1. Enenu Faith

    Enenu Faith

    February 28, 2019 at 8:17 am

    You never smelled it ? I guess is the reason y u have it 😅

  2. Bukola Martins Odetayo

    Bukola Martins Odetayo

    February 28, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Sometimes is not easy to tell someone, bcos you might not want that person to feel less of themselves. So it’s might be out of pity.

    • Oleka Nkechi

      Oleka Nkechi

      February 28, 2019 at 10:27 am

      Bukola Martins Odetayo you’re right my dear

  3. Arahmeeday Igberaese

    Arahmeeday Igberaese

    February 28, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Once had a classmate in secondary school that never knew she has mouth odour, one day I was forced to give her mouth wash to ease the smell.

  4. Progress Nnawuihe

    Progress Nnawuihe

    February 28, 2019 at 10:13 am

    If I realised u have bad breath I give u chewing gum or TomTom wit style

    • Eve Nneka Adams

      Eve Nneka Adams

      March 2, 2019 at 12:39 pm

      Progress Nnawuihe I can as well give perfume roll-on as a gift n monitor u if u are actually using it

  5. Dallah Stella Nkiru

    Dallah Stella Nkiru

    February 28, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Don’t you have parents and siblings to tell you that? Blame them first for not telling you not your friend, you have been with them before you met your friend.

  6. Nkechi Anaba

    Nkechi Anaba

    February 28, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Who ever told you actually loves you. Others will gossip about it.

  7. Chikezie Lindamary Udunze Chris

    Chikezie Lindamary Udunze Chris

    February 28, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    I once lost a friend because I told her about her body odour, these days I mind my business.

  8. Cherry Betty

    Cherry Betty

    February 28, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    U may not have taken it lightly if ur friend told u. That’s why she didn’t

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