Happy Shave™ At McBarbers

That a man should shave himself was one of Ben Franklin’s funny new ideas; and the barber’s shop took a long time to die. Bathroom shaving may have represented a transient victory of speed and convenience over the human predilection for being demonstratively pampered by social inferiors; but the recent renaissance of female grooming specialists – for half our schoolgirls seem to want to become beauticians when they grow up – may soon lead to the revival of the barbershop as well, with or without four-part harmony. Perhaps the advertisements for ever-more high-tech multi-bladed safety razors reflect the industry’s sense of desperate foreboding in the face of the return of our biological heritage. And yet it could still adapt; if it becomes customary once again for everyone to be shaved by someone else, that could be a profitable playground for modern chain-franchise organisation.

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 11:28 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink
In: THE ENSLAVING MAMMAL, The Lackey Society

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