Proselytizing at Wally World
So last night I had to take a trip to Wally World for something else, but I wandered by the shaving aisle just because. I find a middle-aged woman there scanning all the Mach3 and Fusion blades with a confused look on her face.
Me: What're you looking for?
Her: I don't know, some kind of Mach3 something or other. (pauses) What's the difference between these blades?
Me: They're pretty much the same. Some have a different lubrication strip.
Her: Which ones make that noise and quiver?
Me: (laughing). That's the razor that does that, not the blades. Any of them will do the same if you put into the handle that shakes.
Her: What's the point of that? Does it give you a better shave?
Me: Doesn't seem to. Mostly it's marketing hype.
Me: You know what I shave with? (I point to the Personnas) Double-edge blades like these.
Her: Really? (lights up) Like the ones my grandpa used to shave with?
Me: Yeah. I used to use the cartridges but then I noticed that I got a better shave with the M3 than the Fusion, and better with the Sensor than the M3. So I thought if 2 is better than 3, and 3 is better than 5, maybe..
Her: (interrupting) One is better than two!
The conversation went on. She wanted to know where to buy the razors. I referenced e-bay and the B&B forums. I told her about Mantic's videos. I told her about VDH soap.
End result? She bought a puck of VDH and shoved her Fusion coupon back into her purse.
Might not lead to anything, but at least I'm sowing seeds!
Randall. BOTOC, Excalibur, Hot Sauce Pepper Heads Club