This would explain why the people on my commute smell like cheese then! I had wondered. Commuting by bus has taught me - not everyone showers every day. Not everyone showers every week
I shower more than once a week. I cannot imagine willingly being around someone who does not. But, then again, Americans are wonky about smelling clean. I completely understand that fresh water and hot water and soap aren't around everywhere, but I think that all cultures in these modern times are aware of stench. Some people just refuse to bathe, my disability lawyer pointed out that some folks won't bathe for months on purpose.
Very sensitive noses and hearing run in my family. :shrug:
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.