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Published:April 15th, 2016 21:46 EST

Canadian Library Writes Letter to Patrons With Foul Body Odor

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Canadian library looked to handle complaints about patrons` foul body odor by drafting a letter that directed them to local public showers and laundry facilities.


Newmarket Public Library wrote the letter to gently inform patrons of complaints about a noticeable odor.

`We respectfully request that you take steps to control this odour before your future visits to the library,` the letter states.`If you need access to free public showers or laundry facilities, you can access these at Trinity United Church, across the street from the library, during weekdays.`

The letter got negative responses from some observers, including homeless advocate Tom Pearson, who told the newspaper The Star he believes the note discriminates against the homeless and other groups."


Before the advent of the Internet and e-books I used to patronize libraries frequently, now I never darken the door of a library.

Libraries used to be a magnet for students, scholars and book nerds, now they are a refuge and sanctuary for the homeless.

The homeless go to libraries to seek shelter from the heat during the summer and the cold during the winter. They may nap or browse porn in a library, but rarely do they ever read a book.

Most of the homeless who frequent libraries reek of urine and excrement, the library staff shouldn`t have to work in such a loathsome environment.

Politely directing smelly library patrons to local free public showers isn`t discrimination against the homeless, it`s discrimination against smelly inconsiderate bastards who are too lazy to take advantage of free showers before entering a library.

Enough of this politically-correct tomfoolery, there`s nothing wrong with making the homeless aware of where they can shower for free.

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