Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Shaving Costs Almost $2k/year! (recycled post)

I'm recycling a post from last year because now that we're fully into summer this is very relavent. Plus, it's about 10,000 degrees outside and it's just too hot to do anything - even blog!

Listen, folks, I'm about to get really honest with you. Be prepared.

I hate shaving. I hate shaving my legs and my underarms and anywhere else that needs to be shaved. Shaving is the bane of my existence. It's wasteful of my time and resources. Seriously.


I don't know who's brilliant idea it was to have women start shaving the hair off their body parts. Was it a ancient day feminist who thought if men shave something, we should too? Or was it a man who thought women would be more attractive with less hair sprouting from their legs?

And why do we shave our legs and not our arms? Why do we shave our underarms? Who decided on the areas to be shaved? My guess is a man did.

Something else to consider is the waste of time and money shaving is. Yes, that's right, time and money! Researchers say that moms should be bringing home an annual salary of $138,646. Holy Cow! We'll revisit that number in another post! That works out to $11,553 and change a month. $385 per day... We'll say a mom works 18 hours a day to be fair for sleep, but we all know she works 24 hours. But 18 hours a day works out to be $21/hr. So if we spend 15 minutes shaving each day...that's like $5.25 we're wasting each time we shave our legs. Over the course of a year that works out to being $1,916.25!!! Look at all that wasted time and money! (and yes, I did just calculate all that!)

Anyway...I hate shaving. So unless I'm in something that ends above my ankle - I don't shave. Shhh. Don't tell anyone. If it's jeans weather - I don't shave. I long for winter months because I do not shave. Maybe once a month just to it's easier to shave come March. But for these next six months - don't feel my legs. You won't like it. And if you rub my calf after reading this just to check...well, I told you so.

I only shave in the summer because I wear shorts or capris and it's the social norm to shave. If I thought I could get away with not shaving, I would. I had a friend in high school who's mom never shaved because her leg hair was so fine and blond you couldn't see it. Yeah...doesn't work on this Scotch/Greek girl with the thick, coarse, dark brown hair.

So there you have it, folks. I hate shaving. Now you know.


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