I don't know if anyone remembers the girl with the massive hygiene problem at my work. She was the one who made me nauseous in a meeting because I had to sit beside her. Well since I've moved my desk across the room, I'm sharing a coat closet with her.
Plus, there is another issue with the closet. There is a middle aged hippy man who has a smelly situation, too. He smells like body odor, cigarettes and that Patchouli stuff. If I'm ever in the elevator with him, I have to hold my breath. He keeps his coat in the closet as well.
This may sound childish, but I really don't want my coat next to their coats in the closet. With my senstivity to smells due to my migraines, I want to avoid potential problems. I've tried to figure out if they keep their coats in the same spots, but I can't do it without obviously watching them (the coat closet is behind me.) I don't need hippy man thinking I have a crush on him.
So far, I've been stashing my coat under my desk. No one has noticed, but I'm waiting for a supervisor to say something, and I don't want to go through another big deal, like when I had to get permission to wear my visor due to the bright lights.