When I was 6th grade all the cool kids had really nice legs. I finally realized it was because they shaved their legs, while I still had monster hair sprouting out all over mine.
Say what you want about hair being natural. We live in a society and unfortunately it’s one that doesn’t like body hair so if you want to fit in you better shave. I’ve talked about my hairy arms before and the grief those caused me before I shaved.
Anyway, in 6th grade I decided to shave my legs. I got a razor, sat down in the shower and was super scared! I thought I was going to shave some skin off. Turns out it doesn’t work like that, and you really don’t have to try that hard to not slice your skin.
I thought my legs looked SO cool once they were shaved. So cool, in fact, that I decided to document it. I promised myself that for the rest of my life I’d count how many times I shaved my legs. I thought it would be really cool to be 75 and be able to say, “I’ve shaved my legs 9,984 times.”
Yeah, I totally worked that sum out on a calculator and got the wrong answer at first. Nothing boosts your confidence like getting adding and subtracting wrong … on a calculator. Then I spelled calculator wrong, three times. What is wrong with me today??
This shaving business has gotten me all flustered.
Technically I could still quote this 9,984 to people because it seems pretty accurate, but when has an approximation ever impressed anyone? This kind of thing needs a stone cold, solid statistic. Otherwise people will think you worked it out with a calculator and that’s not impressive.
(Just for the record, I lost track around 60 something shaves.)
So, do you know how many times you’ve shaved your legs?