Seriously, if it’s that bad, how do you go out in public? There are all kinds of smells out there, and it’s just a part of life. Like with the peanut allergies, how could such a person go to a mall since every mall I’ve ever been in has a Chinese restaurant cooking kung pao chicken?
Thats why I have been saying for years.. if its really that bad, how do these people live? I suspect this is just a convenient way to control others and their behavior, and I don’t even wear any scents.
Honestly its time to start calling out some of the more obvious fakers. I know some people have a legit allergy, but I also know there are a lot of fakers out there.
I got news for you, I tend to stay away from a lot of functions and areas due to fragrances.
One day, I slipped up and went to a wedding shower for my sister’s future daughter-in-law. Neither one of us thought ahead. The door opened, and I got nailed before I even walked in the door. Within minutes, my throat was tightening up and I had to leave. My brother, who was working out with me swimming, saw first-hand what it did to me and my ability to take air in. It took some time for it all to get out of my system.
Your question about going out in public: I tend to go when I know there won’t be many people around. I shop late at night or early in the morning, although holding my breath and grabbing fragrance-free laundry soap in the middle of aisle is a challenge. The occasional movie is at times when only a handful of people are in the theater. Such like that.
It’s a pain but I simply deal with it the best I can.