I woke up. LATE!!! I had planned to take the day off in order to do my mother a favor and take her to a job interview she had at 2:00PM. I woke up at 10:00 AM. She lives 1 hour away and I was a mess.
I quickly got up, packed a fresh set of clothes, my Gillette Tech, my shaving brush, my Proraso and my aftershave and ran out the door.
I arrived at my parents house at 11:30AM. I said my hellos and jumped into the shower. I get out and prepare my shaving cream...when what to my wondering eyes should appear but absolutely no razors blades - oh my! OH DEAR!
A few moths beforehand I had PIF'd some razor blades to my father, who out of fear of bleeding, has not used them at all. I looked for them to no avail. I called my father at work to see where he had them. His answer was "Son, I don't know."
Well - darn - what now? I looked for another 6 min and my lather was getting colder by the minute and my face was drying. My mom then hands me a Mach 3!!!
With the interview coming up, I couldn't waste anymore time and was forced to shave with the Mach 3. At first, I said what the hell - I've done this before but I was in for a shock. I began the usual prep.
After the very first swipe I could actually feel the tugging of the hair as it was hacked out my face. It was not smooth at all. Where was the smooth, quick shaves I remember from high school? Not here! By the time the yank and hack session was over, I had an ok shave but my face was redder than a tomato! <- Much more than that!
I put on some aftershave and rubbed ice on my face but the redness didn't go away until after a few hours. Almost 2 days have gone by and I have a couple of ingrown hairs. I really did miss the smooth effortless shave of a DE.
Moral of the story: More than one. 1) Always have a travel kit handy complete with all the shaving supplies you need and 2) Be grateful for what you have because you don't how good you have it until it's gone.
Thanks for reading my story.