Adam answers questions about smelly roommates

Adam Hirsh

Dear Adam,

I am a freshman at Washburn and have moved into the dorms. My roommate and I get along fairly well but he smells like he rolled in something dead! How do I let him know he needs to do something about his rank body odor? He’s cool otherwise. Any tips? This is embarrassing!

Student Donning a Gas Mask

Dear Donning,

First, let your roommate know that World War One has ended and that Mustard Gas is not used anymore.

You have a couple of options. First, Febreze solves everything.

If that doesn’t work, you can subtly hint to your roommate that their BO is causing you to come down with a case of bulimia by saying “Oh, I found this great new deodorant called Certain Dry.”

Sometimes people with BO simply don’t know. Approaching them about it in a nice way and making some suggestions on product’s to use may help the situation.

If that doesn’t work, I suggest starting to dress like Christina Aguilera in her music video “Not myself tonight.” That would definitely make your roommate want to change their housing options.