If you should happen to read this, then you already know that I can certainly empathize with your plight. I fully know what it’s like to ask people you’re in close contact with to please not wear their perfume in your presence. And I also know that far too many of them do not understand your condition or what their perfume does to your body. You say allergy, they hear “I don’t like it.” They hear what they want to hear.
It’s a very brave thing to take this up as a lawsuit. I’ve already read enough on the web to know that many people won’t see your position. It makes my blood boil to read the comments they post around the web. But just remember they are insensitive and ignorant. They won’t read the facts behind this to learn that you had exhausted all other options. Some say “Work from home. Go on disability.” As if those are easy options. Trying to work from home is very difficult. But easy compared to going on disability. They talk about their “right” to wear perfume. As if you have no rights? Why are their rights important but yours aren’t?
Stay home, they say. If you wound up on welfare, they would attack you for that as well.
Just remember that there are many, many people that can empathize with you. Seek them out when you get weary from all the rude and insensitive comments.
To all readers: If you found this blog b/c you were looking for more info on this case, why don’t you leave a short comment of support. Or, if you just can empathize with Susan’s problem, leave a comment.
Watch this blog, too. In some upcoming posts, I want to address some of the rudeness that I found while researching this.