Give a thought for those poor souls like me who are intolerant of fragrances every time you use a spray-on perfume or after shave before you go to work. When combined with others’ perfumes/after shaves in a small room, the one who is fragrance intolerant has to go and stand outside in the fresh air and recover (can’t open a window because somebody is always cold).
Woke up this morning
Went to work after eating,
In the office where I sit
Unfortunately there was a meeting.
There am I trying to type
And all around me are women who are drenched
In some kind of awful perfume.
Good God what a stench!
In no time at all
My cheeks are burning
My throat is tightening
And my eyes are watering.
That I am intolerant to fragrance,
Day after day
It’s the same old recurrence.
There’s nowhere else for me to sit,
I guess I’ve just got to put up with it.
Wouldn’t it be nice if these gals
Could just wash with soap and water,
And give the essence of farmyard