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Am I missing out on yet another feminine ritual? [Feb. 5th, 2009|09:59 am]
So, on the radio last night, a commercial told me that I stop shaving and waxing and get my unwanted hair laser-removed. Because over a lifetime a woman's will spend about $30,000 shaving.

What, if she's on e-Bay at the same time she's shaving? I have crunched the numbers, my friend -- because doing math in traffic is safer than reading a book...in theory. And I'm trying to figure out what the hell these people are shaving with. Frankincense and myrrh? If you figure that you start when you're what, 13? I dunno, will I still give a rat's ass about shaving when I'm 73? Let's say, for the sake of my Gillette shares, I keep it up until 83. That's over $425 in shaving products a year. Over $35 per month.

This is when I think, am I doing this all wrong? I'll admit it, I sometimes feel as if I've missed out on some essential feminine ritual stuff. While everyone else was comparing lip gloss and going shopping together and getting make-overs done at G. Fox, I was out riding horses, picking vegetables and reading science fiction books. So, I suspect there are things that I do NOT know, that reveal my lack of true femininity.

I've guestimated and I figure I will spend less than $10,000 in my lifetime on shaving supplies. What's up with the shortfall? I mean, am I supposed to be using a new razor blade every day? Am I the only woman on earth who just said "screw it, it's one more thing to forget to buy and I put lotion on my legs anyway" when it came to shaving cream?

Or, did I not "hear" the fine print where their esimates are based on female yeti....

[User Picture]From: im_geva
2009-02-05 05:45 pm (UTC)
Ummm, no.

I figure I go through two to three razors a year x 60 years of shaving. I buy said razors in the multipack. $5 a pack for six, maybe?

$150 in my lifetime. Yeah. That sounds more like it.
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2009-02-05 09:05 pm (UTC)
Didn't you hear? You're supposed to open a tin of caviar and a bottle of champagne every time you shave.

I shave 3 times a day.
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2009-02-05 10:24 pm (UTC)
If I shaved my legs after three bottles of champagne I could be the audiovisual aid for the leg verse of Pirate Parts.
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2009-02-07 08:58 pm (UTC)
Boy... that is weird. That's a lot of money for a few razors and some cream...
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