Chapter 7
Touchy, Touchy
In This Chapter
• Hygiene and other personal issues
• When to speak up and when to pass the buck
• Avoiding legal issues
• Is it really your business?
• Silence really may be golden
 
Some of the most difficult conversations involve intimate issues—everything from body odor to weight concerns to family planning. Sometimes you must speak up, sometimes you must maintain silence, and sometimes you find yourself in a gray area, unsure of what to do. This chapter gives you some pointers about what to say—or not to say—and when.

Handling Hygiene

Let’s face it. People smell, some more than others. There are a variety of reasons for body odor or bad breath: bacteria that live in sweat or in the mouth; inadequate bathing or oral ...

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