Bumping chapter 1 and chapter 2 here:
Why do razor blades cost so much?
The days of Razor Blade Revolt are over for me... But Victory in Defeat!
After using the same Gilllete Proglide original 2 blades for 7 months, and defecting to alternate razors for a few more months, have conceded defeat... but...
Walmart... Gilette Gift Package.... Razor, Gel Shave Cream (full size) and 4 count 'em 4 blades... for $19.95... or about a dollar more than the same 4 blades that sell for $19.
Victory #2 The Gel is great... takes just a smidgen to foam up for a good shave. At this rate, the can will last a year.
With the new blades, have decided to turn the actual shave into a science... shaving for speed and closeness.
Yeah... A new exercise in efficiency. I call it "Excellence in Shaving".
It involves the least number of actions needed to complete a shave. Starts with location of razor and cream... and letting water run until hot... Then... mapping the face for the least number of shaving strokes. Up, Down, Sideways, sideburn trim, undernose trim (backside of the blade)... Application of cream... gel takes a few seconds to foam... Next... begin... 4 strokes, rinse, 4 strokes rinse.. and then the reverse cut to take care of short stubble...
Rnise, wipe face, return razor and gel to medicine cabinet... After shave if going out to a social function.
Total time lapse... 1 minute 45 seconds.
So... now... waiting for the next thread to start... What do you do in retirement?