The post about running the gauntlet at a store reminded me of something that happened to Dh a couple of weekends ago.
He was out shopping with his best friend and a man from the men's cologne counter approached them and without asking, sprayed them with cologne. It happened to be Polo. For some further explanation, I can not tolerate the smell of Polo. I do not know why. When around someone wearing Polo, I begin to sneeze over and over, my eyes water and burn and sometimes puff up if I don't move away quickly enough, and of all things, my lips swell and get itchy. Don't ask me why, I have no clue and no other perfume has ever effected me this way.
Dh was furious of course and pretty much chewed the guy out for it. They got home and Dh ended up having to take a shower and toss those clothes into the washer right away. Best friend had to go home as well because I could not tolerate the scent.
Dh called the store and complained about it and got told that it was 'policy' to provide samples of scents to intice people to buy the colognes.
In what life is it NOT rude to douse someone in cologne without getting permission?