Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shave your pubes and I'll shave my facial hair.

I was sitting in a coffee shop recently, sipping on a drink and half assed flipping through a magazine I didn't have much interest in. I had an hour break and had most of that time to kill since I had taken all of 10 minutes to eat the sandwich I had brought to work for my lunch. There was a couple sitting off to my right side that kept having little heated discussions. Mostly, they didn't really interest me so I didn't pay them much attention. Then....

The Girl: "Well, you know you should have some fucking consideration for me. I have to kiss you and feel your stubble all over my face, which I dislike. I agree that your stubble is soft and not course so it's not scratching me up but it does tickle because it's so soft. So still, it annoys me. Why don't you just shave your damn facial hair so I don't have to deal with it? Your hairy fucking face is unpleasant to me."

The Guy: "You know, your hairy vagina is unpleasant for me when I go downtown on you but do you hear me bitch at you to shave so it's more pleasant for me? I don't like your course pubic hairs in my mouth, scratching my face, or anything else but I don't request or demand or even suggest you shave or even trim that jungle up on my behalf. Show me that same courtesy please and stop nagging me about my facial hair."

After that, she sat there mouth hanging open for a few seconds before she picked up her paperback and smacked him in the arm with it. Then called him an asshole and ended up yelling at him loudly enough that the manager came over and asked them to leave.

I managed to suppress my chuckles over his response. The guy at the table next to me and his female companion? Not so much. They both burst out into laughter and then continued to have a conversation about what had happened after the couple had been asked to leave.

I agree with the guy, though. I don't really think that was the right place for the conversation and definitely not as loudly as they were speaking but I digress. My point here isn't about the conversation being had in public, causing a scene, him being an asshole, conversations better had in private, etc. My point is focused on the point the guy was trying to make to his companion. If a guy suggests they shave or otherwise remove the hair (legs, arms, pubic region, etc) from their bodies, a lot of women end up insulted, angry or annoyed. Which is fine to get annoyed at because no one has to shave if they don't want to and no one should make someone feel bad about their decision to be hairless or not. Yet so many of those same women will nag the pants off a guy to get rid of his facial hair because they don't like it.

How is it any different? The way I see it, it's not. Aside from location that is. ;) They may not be thrilled with your mass of pubic hair, hairy legs, etc. but if they're not saying anything, why bother them about their hair? Especially if you wouldn't shave for them yet expect them to shave for you?

Of course, if your guy nags you about your shaving habits or tries to make you feel bad about the decision you make; you should probably let him know he's being a prick and hopefully he'll be more respectful about it.

We all have things we're less than thrilled with when it comes to our significant others. You're not going to like everything they do and some things I just don't think are worth picking at. I guess I just don't get what is to be gained over nagging them over things that are silly when you could spend the time more positively. Or possibly addressing more important issues that need attention.

Feel free to share your thoughts. :)

Happy Wednesday!

7 comments:

Hubman said...

I always read anyway, but damn that title sucked me in!

That dudes an asshole, not only for making those comments but for doing so publicly. Any bets on how long their relationship lasts?

Anonymous said...

I don't see where Ashly judged the couple's relationship anywhere in the post Love You. Not sure what you're getting at there or how it is relevant to the post here.

I am guilty of bitching at my boyfriends (plural as in current and passed not as in I have multiple currently lol) over their prickly facial stubble as well. Then getting indignant and mad when they've mentioned my legs being stubbled because I didn't feel like shaving. I didn't ever see the correlation but I get it now and you're right, there isn't much point to nagging about things that don't really matter. Usually it's things we wish we could change of our mate but we should learn to accept the minute annoyances for all the good that comes.

I also agree with your point that no one should be guilted or ridiculed my their mate for the choices they make over the decision to shave or not. You need to look at the bigger picture if you're being made to feel bad about something so trivial.

One last thing, I love people watching but I do always feel awkward the slightest when a couple has a nasty argument in public. I mean you're in public so it's not like when it happens with say your sister and her husband while you're visting them and you can just leave the room while they argue it out or vice versa.

Osbasso said...

I thought this blog was supposed to be a drama-free zone.

Another Suburban Mom said...
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Another Suburban Mom said...

I deleted my original comment because I meant to say that I did not think that it was a correct topic to be discussing in public. However it was pretty funny.

Kenny said...

That is funny as hell!

My feelings are this....

Shave your snatch...and I will shave my shaft...Keep it trim...nobody likes to eat in a jungle.

IF your SO asks for more hair then let it grow...but it is better to keep it trimmed.

As for facial hair...I'll shave mine when you shave yours...JUST KIDDING...if you don't like it let him know but facial hair is like make-up to a guy...and you don't bitch about your woman's make-up...

As for conversations in public...well...in my opinion...she asked for it. I am the same way...never assume that I will remain civil when you are attacking me...I will not. I don't like to have little private arguments in public. So IF you insist on pursing your argument with me in a coffee shop where others can hear...be prepared for open frankness on my part.

Sheen V said...

Too funny!!