A few readers have asked me, “why do you always write about shaving?” Well, there could be a few deep seated psychological reasons involved. For example, when it comes to shaving one’s face, it’s an area of this blog that I can safely call my own.
To be honest, though, there isn’t any real deep, enigmatic reason for it. I just find shaving supplies and materials to be one of those lucky areas where the savvy coupon-er can really leverage their know-how to wipe out, almost completely, the inane costs of being a modern human being.
You know what I mean. There are some things that we are forced to pay for that seem so taxing and yet so unavoidable, it verges on being wrong. I bought a car, why do I have to change the oil and buy gas? I get thirsty, and the only water (the most plentiful substance on Earth) around costs $5 a bottle—no fair!. I hate shaving and yet I have to suck it up every morning and put a little more wear and tear on a costly disposable razor and use a little more shaving cream. Are you kidding? Some expenses just don’t seem right.
Happily, though we’re still working on couponing our way out of the costs of medical care, the price of mangos in the off-season and going rate for the latest iGadget, shaving supplies can wind up costing very little (or even nothing) if you have the right match-ups.
That, right there, is why I like to write about shaving. I may rake my stubborn whiskery chin raw every morning with a groggy grunt of dissatisfaction, but knowing the stuff is free somehow, in a small way, makes it all worthwhile.
By the way, this post was sponsored by the fine folks at Bucks2Blog, but don’t let that fool you; everything above came out of my thinker so you can’t blame them.