Page 1 of 8 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 74
Like Tree93Likes

Thread: Guys listen but don't want to try.

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    176
    Thanked: 7

    Default Guys listen but don't want to try.

    I found the same thing back when I was skydiving. People show interest but most (99%) don't want to have anything to do with it.

    Yesterday two guys at the gym let me jot down some notes for them but only one seemed really interested.

    Most seem terrified they'll "kill themselves." I think movies and TV are to blame, helped or encouraged by the disposable razor companies.

    What are your thoughts?
    Tony A and will52100 like this.

  2. #2
    Senior Member blabbermouth RezDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    11,732
    Thanked: 4231

    Default

    My thought are, it’s just grooming. I do what I do because it works for me. If anyone is truly interested they will come to me for advice or answers. The rest of them can do whatever they want. It’s really none of my business how bad their rash is or why they can’t figure out how to resolve it. There are a lot of people that know that I know a lot about the subject of shaving and what is available in the market place. Those that seek answers get my best answer, and everyone else gets nothing. Let the sheep be sheep.
    Tony A, BobH, b2012 and 5 others like this.
    It's not what you know, it's who you take fishing!

  3. #3
    illegitimum non carborundum Utopian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Rochester, MN
    Posts
    11,546
    Thanked: 3792
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    I want to try skydiving, but the plane would have to be on fire and missing at least half a wing and all if its landing gear.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Utopian For This Useful Post:

    Wolfpack34 (04-24-2018)

  5. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    176
    Thanked: 7

    Default

    See what I mean? This is the same irrational fear most people have of the straight razor.

    It's OK.....I'm terrified of being on a pitched roof.
    Geezer and Toroblanco like this.

  6. #5
    Senior Member FWiedner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    161
    Thanked: 14

    Default

    It's simply a lack of education. Many humans fear the unknown and the unfamiliar.


  7. #6
    NZ's okayest dad 1997 Grazor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Land of the long white cloud
    Posts
    2,639
    Thanked: 544

    Default

    You are wasting your time trying to convince anyone to shave with a straight. Better off getting them going with a de using the "It will save you money" line and they may gradually show interest in progressing.
    Most don't believe that you can get a great shave from one, others can't be bothered with the learning and patience required.
    Gasman and Tathra11 like this.
    Into this house we're born, into this world we're thrown ~ Jim Morrison

  8. #7
    Senior Member blabbermouth
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    14,940
    Thanked: 2826

    Default

    The easiest way to loose friends/potential friends is to try and convert them to your hobby, whatever it is. I enjoy my hobby and will help someone if they show an interest when they find out I shave with a straight razor. I am not interested in converting anyone, just enjoying my hobby. Life is better that way.

    Bob
    Life is a terminal illness in the end

  9. #8
    Senior Member tintin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    archbold ohio
    Posts
    1,825
    Thanked: 452

    Default

    Most people aren't interested in "doing things the old way". Everybody knows that new is better.
    Gasman and will52100 like this.

  10. #9
    Senior Member blabbermouth OCDshaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Chicagoland - SW suburbs
    Posts
    3,630
    Thanked: 725

    Default

    Waste of time. SR shaving is a pain in the ass. There’s a reason why it went away. There’s a steep learning curve, an expensive razor to purchase, and the problem of it dulling. Most people just don’t care enough to deal with it. If you tell them they are curious. But mostly they are curious why you bother. Either you get it or you don’t.

  11. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Indiana, Portland
    Posts
    294
    Thanked: 66

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    I want to try skydiving, but the plane would have to be on fire and missing at least half a wing and all if its landing gear.
    strong commitment is a beautiful thing.

Page 1 of 8 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •