By Chicagoillinois - 03/01/2015 21:16 - United States - San Francisco

Today, my step-dad explained to me why he doesn't need to wash his body. He condescendingly said, "Well when you shampoo your hair, the soap runs down your body and cleans everything." He's 37 years old. FML
I agree, your life sucks 33 704
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I feel sorry for your mom

And then you explain to him that it doesn't, especially not his armpits.

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And then you explain to him that it doesn't, especially not his armpits.

I wonder what his bed smells like! Yuck!

No offence but, even if you agree, how is this an FML for OP? Does he routinely have to bury his nose in his step dad's crotch? And how did he even get into this argument in the first place (some debate about scented shower gel OP wants mum to buy perhaps?) He sounds annoying and whiny to me.

He could probably smell him just by walking past him.

Even if you agree with OP, how is this an FML for him? Does he have to bury his face in step-dad's crotch? I'm also wondering how on earth this argument even happened...was it about some shower gel OP uses that the step dad doesn't like the smell of or thinks is too expensive? I find it impossible to believe that they were genuinely arguing about whether you need soap on your privates/pits.

I feel sorry for your mom

The mom chooses to be with him

Well she may choose to be with him but so did Percy Jackson's mom.

Tell your mom that he feels that way, OP

Is OP's favorite color blue?

#24, your comment made my day, thanks! OP, maybe you're also a demigod.. Off to Camp Half-Blood you go!

Someone needs a lesson on personal hygiene..

Actually, depending on the person you don't necessarily need to wash your body to be hygienic; in fact washing your body too much can be harmful in that it strips away your skin's layer of healthy bacteria. I personally don't use any cleansers to wash my skin, and I smell like rainbows and sunshine.

You still need to scrub. PS - Does anyone else say you smell like rainbows and sunshine?

Actually you need to strip away the top layers of skin. That's all dead skin, and when you don't wash properly, bacteria gives you acne and you get dead skin and grease buildup that can cause skin irritations or worse.

How does he maintain a job like that?

That's IF he even has a job. He probably can't land a job since he most likely doesn't smell too good.

then I guess his BO is the aroma of cleanliness?

I wonder what he's gonna do when he goes bald....

I don't get it

think about it #56, give it some thought, it'll come eventually, you might LOSE your HAIR trying to figure it out though

Time to bring down the axe.

... You did not seriously just suggest axe, did you?

Telling him to wash his whole body is better than telling him to cover up his BO with axe.

#18, #25, Axe also makes many soaps and the like in addition to deoderant

Oh, I didn't know that! I'm a girl, so I can't say that I know a lot about axe xD

Yeah, they have a whole line of products now. Including body wash. Which my boyfriend unfortunately buys all the time...

@41- It doesn't matter that Axe now makes soaps. Some of us are still traumatized from the scent of Axe being mixed with BO in the hallways of high school. Six years later, any Axe product still makes me gag. The entire product line is just a terrible, terrible thing.

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If he's that old, he might need to spice up his shower routine.

I guess he really has a 37 year old way of thinking. Remind him that we no longer living in the past!

That's called "Trickle Down Bathconomics".