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I saw a tv commercial last night about "man-scaping" that made me chuckle Tt reminded me of my husband's experience with waxing. Hair waxing, that is. Back hair waxing. We were preparing for a South Carolina beach vacation, on St. James Island, to be exact. Anyway, since we'd be gone for 6 days, I wanted to wax my legs. My hubby commented that it must be painful and I replied it really wasn't all that bad and worth the results of less shaving. After he watched the process, wincing whenever I tore off the strips, he decided he wanted to try it. On his back. His very hairy back, which I consider FUR. I had no problem with that, so he stretched out on the bed, I applied the wax and a block of paper, rubbed it down tight, and let 'er rip. WELL. I have never heard such caterwauling out of a man in my entire life! He popped up and off the bed like a jack-in-the-box, and took off out of the room, calling back to me: "That's it! No more! What is wrong with you women?! That's torture! My back's on fire!" You know, things of that nature. A few days later we arrived at the beach, donned our swimsuits, and of course his back had this big bare spot. It looked like his "fur" had a touch of mange. As I applied extra sunscreen to it, I told him how silly it looked. He said nothing, but if looks could kill, I probably would have been 'sleeping with the fishes'.

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MegL wrote on January 15, 2015, 11:30 AM

I think you should have posted this in "humor". I am still laughing. Some years ago, a male colleague with VERY hairy legs volunteered to have his legs waxed for charity, in work. I winced. He was very brave. I think the charity got a LOT of donations because it looked so painful. Hope he enjoyed his holiday too.

Soonerdad3 wrote on January 15, 2015, 1:21 PM

I can honestly say I almost felt his pain through my iPad as I read your post.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 15, 2015, 1:22 PM

He did ask for it, lol But I know that had to have hurt a lot. Poor guy. And still laughing at the picture of him with a bald strip on his back.

angelaterese13 wrote on January 15, 2015, 10:25 PM

This really made me snicker. I love your reference to "mange." This was funny all the way through. I bet he probably could never watch you wax yourself again either.

VinceSummers wrote on March 23, 2015, 8:32 PM

I'm glad I'm not a hairy guy. I knew a guy with more hair on his neck than he had on his head. It stuck out of his shirt collar.