Early in 2005, I wrote about my frustration with spaghetti sauce. You can read about it here. Now it seems that even shaving is going down that path.
Yesterday I was at the pharmacy of one of those large discount stores. I thought while there it would be a good time to get more razor blades. Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? Well, you cannot believe the number of blades they are putting on razors these days. When I started shaving, we had a razor with a blade. That's it - one blade. I spilled a lot of blood with that razor.
Then all the changes started. First, we had the Plus razor. This was a nice little single bladed razor with a conditioning strip. The purpose of that conditioning strip was to give you a cleaner, closer shave. I never was able to figure out if that conditioning strip worked but hey, like I said it was morning and most likely I was still half asleep.
Then things began to take off. The Trac II was introduced. A razor with two blades. The Sensor 3 followed. That’s right, a three bladed razor. This was when I thought razors had maxed out and this would be the end so I bought one. Evidently, a lot of other people did too. This must have made all the marketers rejoice and proclaim, “Hey if they like three blades they’ll love four!” Hence, the Quattro 4, a four bladed razor was unveiled. I'm sure this caused a great deal of fanfare somewhere. But, yesterday, there it was - the latest and greatest. A five-blade razor with of all things, that stupid conditioning strip! It's called Fusion.
Nathan, my son, was with me and even he was amazed. He too remembered when three blades was a big deal. He’s not that old, things shouldn’t change this fast.
So, I have to make a decision. Do I just quit shaving altogether or do I start going to the gym and working out so I’ll be ready to drag a razor with twenty blades and, of course, a conditioning strip across my throat first thing in the morning?