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Council colleagues in violent clash over scent of a woman

Christine Demsteader · 12 Nov 2009, 13:38

Published: 12 Nov 2009 13:38 GMT+01:00

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Prior to the confrontation, the two women, both in their 40s, had previously fallen out over the strong smelling scent, the local Motala & Vadstena Tidning newspaper reports.

The incident took place during a lunch break when one of the women lashed out, reportedly grabbing her colleague's throat and threatening to kill her.

The woman has now been suspended from her position and an internal investigation is underway.

Officials from the Motala council confirmed that a person has been suspended and a police report was filed in conjunction with the incident.

"Our investigations are ongoing and we are continuing to speak with all parties involved; the victim, the attacker and witnesses," council spokesperson Christina Welin told The Local.

As the investigation is in its early stages, Welin was unable to confirm which brand of perfume sparked the violent outburst.

"We don't know that," she said.

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"Our main task now is to investigate the death threat as we cannot tolerate colleagues treating each other in this abusive way."

Christine Demsteader (christine.demsteader@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

17:44 November 12, 2009 by Nemesis

Sounds like two people who should get a room together.
19:04 November 12, 2009 by eZee.se
This is not really all that uncommon,

When I visited Dubai, in the malls, some of the women wore some Arabic perfume that really reeked, if they pass you you can smell that stuff for the next 3 minutes... if you are on one of the top floors of the malls jumping over the rails is sometimes considered..
20:47 November 12, 2009 by karex
I consider it extremely incosiderate when people see fit to literally bathe in strong smelling perfumes and then go to closed places. I had to leave a movie theater once because a lady sitting four rows from me had such a strong smelling mix of chocolate and vanilla that I becane nauseated.

Another rude behaviour is people who insist on taking strong smelling food in trains, particularly those that have a bistro or restaurant car and they take the food to eat in the passenger car instead. Half the other passengers end up hungry and the other half nauseated.
21:18 November 12, 2009 by livinginsweden
Shall we guess which brand and which scent that caused the fight?

I bet it is celin dion or jennifer lopez s**t....
22:41 November 12, 2009 by mouseman2055
Reconstituted Camel Dung: Never leave Arabia without it.
22:50 November 12, 2009 by livinginsweden
Thats not nice to say mouseman2055 .... different cultures have different likings ... blue cheese and canned fish .... is not liked by others too ..... we should respect each other. Take it ezeeee.

But there is no problem for the accused lady ... if i am her defense lawyer I would bring an expert witness like a doctor to tell the court that any woman over the age of 40 is approaching menopause .. and experience mood swings often beyond her control ..... so like pms or other syndromes .... .... her hormonal imbalance problem is out of her control ... she will probably get a suspended sentence ... or the charges be thrown out of court for wasting the court time .. this is just some silly school girl fight ... but if it was a man who hit the woman .... ha ha ... is he in the dog house!
23:32 November 12, 2009 by Beynch
The type of behavior describere herein, leads one to ask what information was left out of the story. Such as the combatants' ethnicity, race, religion, national origin, etc. This type of bombast over perfume is usually not compatible with the Swedish, reserved, psyche.
03:56 November 13, 2009 by Greg in Canada
Somebody in the office should have put this on video and then posted it on Youtube under the "catfights" section. :-)
07:08 November 13, 2009 by Uncle
Menopause? Good idea.

It will allow women who have PMS, period, various stages of pregnancy, post delivery depression, lack of sex for longer than 3 months, a zit on the face, ripped stockings, red day at Ullared and low self esteem due to the glamour journals and men in general, to attack anyone... Probably will be accepted in the feminist Sweden...
15:33 November 13, 2009 by Åskar
I once told my boss that she smelled like a Lebanese whorehouse. She got the hint and stopped using perfume.
17:12 November 16, 2009 by tonycobh
It was Arab perfume of course. It knocks you over from 20 feet away. Needless to say Sweden's Stasi-like MSM won't mention that.
10:24 December 10, 2009 by La Figaro
Smells are part of our lives, nothing can be done about some.

Secondly, different people react differently to different smells, also some people are more sensitive than others. A drop or two of perfume is ok, infact to me, its not exactly natural but then, to each their own
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