Scented ads not appreciated

On Thursday, Feb. 21, I was very busy so set my paper inside my condo and went out for 4 1/2 hours. When I returned to my home and opened the door, I was blasted with a men’s cologne insert that I found in The Bay advertisement.

On Thursday, Feb. 21, I was very busy so set my paper inside my condo and went out for 4 1/2 hours. When I returned to my home and opened the door, I was blasted with a men’s cologne insert that I found in The Bay advertisement.

I had to turn off the furnace and open all the windows and sliding glass doors.

The ceiling fans were turned on. All exhaust fans were on and it took several hours to decontaminate my house.

There are many people who cannot tolerate the smells of strong perfumes (men’s and ladies’), cigarette smoke (and other smoking items, such as incense), fabric softener sheets, air fresheners and strong flower scents (lilies).

Hospitals are supposed to be scent-free. Smokers are being restricted as to where they can light up.

Why do you put up with indiscriminate abuse of people’s homes by your advertiser? I note that the publisher does have the right to refuse or omit advertising copy. When I made an inquiry today I was told to approach The Bay directly.

I avoid all places that have perfume at their entrances.

I have to avoid churches at Easter. Do I now have to avoid reading the newspaper and flyers (which I love!)

Anyone with medical issues, where their lung capacity or airway is restricted, would be very happy if you prohibited advertisers from inserting perfumes, colognes or anything with an odor. We readers should be able to read the paper without being abused by an advertisement!

Karen Woods

Red Deer