How to tell when you’re Stinky

Instead of the usual “good morning” from Fumie the other day, I got “oh, stinky!” I thought I could generally tell when my breath was less than the proverbial bouquet of roses, so I was somewhat surprised.

I breathed into a cupped hand and smelled, and noticed nothing untoward. She suggested that I wipe my finger on the back of my tongue and give that a whiff. It sounded slightly odd, but I gave it a try, and wow, talk about putrid! I hadn't been expecting any result, much less that result. I almost vomited.

A toothbrush on the tongue did little to assuage the situation (but did almost cause me to gag a few times), but using some toothpaste on my finger and scrubbing the back of the tongue took care of everything. Things have remained fine since.

Anyway, I'm sure that this is all more than you wanted to hear, but anyway, it's an effective technique that I thought I'd share. You learn something new every day!



All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Haha…. just starting from the old posts, working my way through. Interesting and funny (if also disturbing) post. Aren’t we lucky to have such caring wives! ?;-)

— comment by AdelaideBen on September 18th, 2010 at 10:59am JST (7 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Useful advice. And brave to write about. I tried your wive’s trick and the smell really wasn’t the best. But maybe it would be the same for everybody without toothpaste on the tongue?

— comment by Anne on August 30th, 2012 at 1:52am JST (5 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink
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