This is the only place where I feel that I can rant without having people take offence so apologies in advance!
Last week a colleague wore a new perfume to work and then complained because it made her feel ill. I mentioned that my lungs didn't like it much either. On Wednesday she wore it again and I ended up in a meeting with her. Within 5 minutes I was in so much trouble I didn't know what to deal with first. I hit the ventolin which eased the tightness but did nothing for the gallons of mucus that were pouring out of my lungs, nose and even my eyes (too gross, sorry). I stood outside for about 23 minutes in a temperature of -4 to try to clear the perfume out of my lungs, wheezing and coughing like a champion, and succeeded in getting to the point where things weren't getting worse. My boss was great and kept asking if I wanted to go him but I couldn't speak so I felt safer where someone could get me an ambulance if necessary. Anyway eventually I felt safe and went home. Came into work yesterday and the same colleague came in wearing the same perfume. I went home. I've come in to work again this morning and here she is, wearing the same perfume yet again. My lungs are all over the place again. WAHT'S WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? If I had a peanut allergy they'd all be running around all over the place making sure that there were no peanuts in the office that might kill me but as long as it's only asthma that finishes me off it's ok. (screams in fury and stamps feet, then goes to have a little lie down until breathing gets back to normal).
Thanks for listening. I feel better now!