Back in the late 90's i recall that the smell of body odour was very common in public
??? In the LATE nineties? And we're not talking about farmers coming home from the fields, or suchlike? I must have lived on a different planet then.
BTW, this has really made me wonder for some time now - how come most expats are so hoity-toity about Polish hygiene or alleged filth on Polish streets, but never seem to mind (or realise) that where they come from is not all that great either?
For example, to put things bluntly - London public transport smells horrible. Not all the time, not all places, but I'm thinking the Central Line in rush hour or a typical crowded bus. Sweat, vomit, little old ladies unwashed for months, unkempt hair extensions smelling of old hair oil and God knows what else - why are then some of you so surprised to catch a little whiff of BO on Polish public transport? I haven't been to the US, but I can't imagine the NY underground, for example, smelling of roses and violets in rush hour.
Is it the "foreign factor" of these admittedly rather noxious smells that offends some of you so much?
Also, showering twice a day, unless you do manual labour, is not necessary and actually strips your skin of important stuff like friendly bacteria. ;-p