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06-26-2008, 02:24 PM
After reading the posts from afar, I decided to join this group of apparently gregarious shavers. I am what you would call a "senior citizen" and began shaving with an old Gillette SuperSpeed as a teenager. Didn't even know they were called SuperSpeeds then. To me it was just a razor that was given to me by an uncle. I used the cheapest blades I could find and began scraping my face with no instructions, advice or criticism. Been doing it ever since and was pleasantly surprised to find this group of guys who obviously take such delight in shaving. I'm looking forward to taking part in some of the discussions in the future.
06-26-2008, 02:27 PM
Unless you started shaving before 1961, you are probably no more "senior" than I am. Welcome to the board and glad you found out as I did that one is never too senior to find something new/old to enjoy.
06-26-2008, 02:28 PM
Welcome to B&B, great to have you here!
06-26-2008, 02:32 PM
Welcome to the B&B!
06-26-2008, 02:32 PM
Welcome to B&B Seaforth!
06-26-2008, 02:33 PM
Welcome from another Californian Seaforth!
06-26-2008, 02:39 PM
Welcome to the show
06-26-2008, 02:41 PM
Welcome to B&B, we're glad your here...Enjoy!!!
06-26-2008, 02:56 PM
A warm welcome to you, sir!
06-26-2008, 03:01 PM
welcome to the forums! hope you enjoy your stay. i just joined recently and i'm loving it. reading all these topics that really interest me.
06-26-2008, 03:03 PM
Seaforth, one senior citizen to another...
...it's nice when you get to our age, just about everything you buy has a lifetime warranty!!!!
Welcome to B&B..We're glad you've come forth, Seaforth!....
06-26-2008, 05:49 PM
Welcome Seaforth, from the other coast.
06-26-2008, 05:55 PM
A hearty welcome, I look foward to your postings since I feel you can impart some wisdom on those not so experienced as yourself.
Go forth Seaforth!
06-26-2008, 06:05 PM
It's funny...your story is close to mine. My father told me to shave. He told me to pick up a razor and some blades next time I was at the drug store. I picked an adjustable at the time...some Super Stainless Blades and a can of Rise, I think.
The instructions were on the can! Wash face. Apply Lather. Shave.
Just that simple! But I learned! The hard way.
It sounds like you and I were among the few holdouts who didn't go the cartridge route...tried a few of them from time to time, just didn't like the result!
Oh...and another thing...that fellow "Lynchmeister"...watch out for him! I have it on good authority that he volunteered to help Senior Citizens and his guy fired him!!! He's a mess...stay away from that guy...don't like to talk about ANYONE behind their back...but he's trouble, from DAY ONE!!!!:lol::lol::lol: His friends tried to steal my record collection!
06-26-2008, 06:30 PM
Thanks to all who took time to welcome me to the Forum. Mr. Gillette and I have something in common in our start in the manly art of shaving. Very much like being pushed into the deep end of the pool.
When the double blade trac II came along, I thought: It doesn't get much better than this. I mean, you could buy it, use it and throw it away. Not only that but I could shave much faster and, at least for me, much safer too!
I skipped the Atra but got a Sensor for a gift. Holy Cow! This was even better than the Trac II! I had my shaving time down to a few minutes. That meant that I could spend all that time I saved shaving out on the freeway in commute traffic! Then as I got older and wiser and began calculating the cost per shave of the Sensor and began to cherish my time in front of the mirror with a razor slowly going over my aging, sagging face, I realized that it was time to go back to good old American heavy metal and retrieved my old Gillette adjustable from under the sink. Began looking for a source for DE blades and that is how I came upon B&B. Simple as that and glad to be aboard. Thanks again.
06-26-2008, 06:43 PM
Welcome to the Show!
06-26-2008, 07:15 PM
Welcome, good to have you here.
06-27-2008, 05:09 AM
Welcome to B&B - enjoy
06-27-2008, 05:35 AM
Glad to have you! Welcome to B&B.
06-27-2008, 08:09 AM
Welcome to B&B.
It's a fun place and we seem to keep getting more and more of us non-generation-x types, which really helps with the nostalgia aspect of things.
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