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scentless shaver
Oakland, ME
At work the other day, I mentioned traditional shaving to an intern working with me that day.  I had just received my Gillette Super-Speed back from Jay at Delta Echo Razor Works and was really enjoying the look of the reborn razor and the shave experience.  The intern is a young 20s guy, sporting the almost required for all males of that age 3 day growth.  I probably wormed the topic to shaving with soap, brush, and DE by mentioning how having to wear a collared shirt and tie would make my neck irritated if I had even one day's stubble to contend with (clever, huh?!)

As the young man will be a graduate pharmacist next month, and starting a residency with the Veterans Administration system, he knew he'd be expected to dress professionally.  I showed off a picture of my "steampunk" Super-Speed, and we were off!  Turns out he doesn't care for the stubble, and dislikes cartridge shaving. He asked all sorts of questions, and I gave him several websites to check out both products and for info (this forum was mentioned, of course!).  So who knows, maybe this young man will check out some stuff and try his hand at it.

I felt morally obligated to tell him to beware of the various acquisition disorders, and that it really is inexpensive if you stick with one brush and razor, and sample some blades and soaps.  I should listen to that advise!  The females just looked at us like we were off our rockers, but so what?! I had a good time showing him some stuff and talking about the benefits to my skin and attitude towards shaving.

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- Eric. What, am I done shaving already? Nuts, now I gotta wait again...
#2

That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
Nice work!

As for the ladies...certainly they talk about lotions/perfumes/purses/shoes/whatever, no? Doesn't seem much different to me...

Me...I talk about wet shaving at work and the guys look at me like I'm crazy...

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-Chris~Head Shaver~
#3

Member
Central Maine
That's the way it works. They need to be receptive to it. Once someone is, the planted seed just grows.

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#4

Posting Freak
Canada
Happy
Celestino
Love, Laughter & Shaving  Heart
#5
(04-12-2016, 08:31 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: That's the way it works. They need to be receptive to it. Once someone is, the planted seed just grows.

With the right introduction. My dad handed me a DE, a big, fat styptic pencil, and then chuckled as he walked out of the bathroom saying two words......"Good Luck." I switched to carts shortly after that. I've come full circle in 30 years. DE>CART>ELECTRIC>CART>DE lol.

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#6

Chazz Reinhold HOF
Were you honest enough to tell him his wallet was going to take a serious hit? Lol......

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(04-14-2016, 02:18 AM)hrfdez Wrote: Were you honest enough to tell him his wallet was going to take a serious hit?  Lol......

I tell people the exact opposite (Dood you'll totally SAVE moneyzZ1!!), but then again, I've had a few wives mad at me six months after that.

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scentless shaver
Oakland, ME
(04-14-2016, 02:18 AM)hrfdez Wrote: Were you honest enough to tell him his wallet was going to take a serious hit? Lol......

I did! When I ran a spending report, I almost passed out, my heart beat was erratic, my breathing almost stopped...but then I remembered how fun it was to buy and try, and that working long hours has to have some payoff, lol! My buddy and I, before we each got married, were experts in rationalizing purchases! So I had to do that quickly before fainting... :-)

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(This post was last modified: 04-14-2016, 06:41 PM by GloryUprising. Edit Reason: spealing. )
(04-12-2016, 07:51 PM)MaineYooper Wrote: As the young man will be a graduate pharmacist next month, and starting a residency with the Veterans Administration system, he knew he'd be expected to dress professionally.  I showed off a picture of my "steampunk" Super-Speed, and we were off!  Turns out he doesn't care for the stubble, and dislikes cartridge shaving. He asked all sorts of questions, and I gave him several websites to check out both products and for info (this forum was mentioned, of course!).  So who knows, maybe this young man will check out some stuff and try his hand at it.

A fellow pharmacist eh? Nice to meet you!

I think one of the draws for me was the self pampering aspect of wet shaving. After spending a day dealing with someone else's 'immediate' need (let's be real here this is a pharmacy not an emergency room) the idea that I could spend some time slowing down and takeing care of myself was super appealing.


The various acquisition disorders is actually a symptom of wanting to take even better care of yourself.... At least that's what I tell my wife.... She still thinks I'm just crazy.

Maybe she's right. She is a mental health professional after all....

..... YES, honey! COMING, honey!.... No I'm not shopping again, honey!..... [SIGNS OFF]

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-Spencer
#10

scentless shaver
Oakland, ME
(04-14-2016, 05:05 PM)GloryUprising Wrote: A fellow pharmacist eh? Nice to meet you!

I think one of the draws for me was the self pampering aspect of wet shaving. After spending a day dealing with someone else's 'immediate' need (let's be real here this is pharmacy not an emergency room) the idea that I could spend some time slowing down and takeing care of myself was super appealing.

Nice meeting you, too!  I do the pampering before going in, relaxing before the "yes, I know I've had the script since January, but I need it NOW!  Thankfully, the majority of the folks coming in are great. I think that being in a grocery store helps.

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