Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bathroom Mirror Thoughts

I used to have a beard. But several months back I decided to shave it off for reasons that don't add up to anything other than the fact that I wanted to change how I looked in the mirror. But THAT is not really what this post is about.

Since I eliminated the beard, I have to shave approximately every other day. And this morning was one of those days. And as I started the face-wetting/lathering/scraping process I had a random thought . . . who was that first person who decided to shave the hair off of their face? And secondarily, was that person a male?

When I first started thinking about it I imagined a GEICO-ass caveman experimenting with a sharp rock and freaking out 2001 style when he (yet, initially he) discovered the consequences of a sharp edge on facial hair. But then as I thought about it more . . . why does it have to be a man? Maybe the neolithic patriarchy enforced female facial smoothness a really long time ago?

Who's going to ever come up with an answer to this?

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