Boy this is a tough social dilemma. The person who sent me the email asked that I not use her real name, so I won't, I'll just call her Debbie. Here's the email.
Hi Jaime. I love listening to your social dilemma everyday. A lot of the times they are things I have experienced myself, for instance, I watch Jeopardy every night and I don't think it means that I'm old. Anyway, one dilemma I haven't heard yet is something that I experience at work everyday. It's delicate and I'm hoping for some good advice. I have a boss who has such awful breath you can smell it from about two feet away. The worst part is he's a big part of sales so he's always talking to people one on one. I often wonder how many sales he lost just from the bad breath. Other coworkers have noticed it too. He's a great boss and a nice guy, but his breath is killer. What should I do? Do I just leave it alone and say nothing, or do I find a way to let him know, not only for the company's sake but for his own sake? Thank you so much Jaime. and thanks for waking me up everyday. I look forward to your help. ~ "Debbie"
Wow, this is tough. I guess, the thing I would do, which I've done in certain situations, is take out a breath mint and offer it to him as you take one yourself. It's worth a shot. Can you help Debbie out. Please let me know what you think at the TRY facebook page.