Wednesday, March 18, 2009
How do you remove body hair in a recession?
If you live in the French countryside, you don't (recession or not).
If you live in Paris, you have laser hair removal.
After signing up with Dr. Laser to begin my laser therapy, I had a brief bout of guilt à la, "There's a recession out there and the last thing I should be worried about is getting my minou manicured! Big Cheese will think I'm so Paris Passy 16th arrondissement."
I am. Et alors?
Then I came up with a way to show Big Cheese that in the long run, I'm actually saving money by getting the minou lasered. Just call me the Minou Recessionista!
So here's the pitch...
Let's assume that I don't have legs or armpits. My minou is the only thing that needs maintenance on a monthly basis. Oh, and I'm going to live for another 40 years (until I'm 75). My hair removal options are: Shave, Wax, or Laser.
~2 packs of Gillette M3 Power razors = 48€ / year x 40 years
~15 "Epilation Intégrale" bikini waxes (@22€/each + tip 2€) = 360€/year x 40 years
130€ / session x 6 sessions
It's a no-brainer isn't it?
I know Big Cheese will forget the pocketbook pain once he sees the final masterpiece. In fact, the famous Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir knew exactly what he was talking about when he said,
"The pain passes, but the beauty remains.”