04-27-2014, 09:52 AM
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My wife and I disagree on the threshold of this. And while she certainly would prefer that I spend money on shaving gear, and not gambling or drinking or womanizing Blush I have the feeling I might need to either redo our bathroom or I move to the other...Undecided Anybody else relate?

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 04-27-2014, 09:56 AM
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  • Agravic
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Nothing wrong with an obsession as long as it's not causing you or other ones in your life any harm ...

That being said, I can relate to your wife's comments ... Blush

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 04-27-2014, 09:58 AM
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  • Harvey
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only after running out of every available hiding place in your house,car trunk and garage....I belive I read somewhere "when you rent a Storage space ...you are now considered deeply addicted"

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 04-27-2014, 10:03 AM
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I feel the same way. Checking the BST constantly and rationalizing why I might need something else to add to the mix when in reality I don't need it I want it. It's really hard to balance that and I think it takes a year or so to balance out... if you ever do that is Smile

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 04-27-2014, 10:12 AM
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  • Johnny
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Maybe this will make you feel better. This is neither a hobby or an obsession. This "wet shaving" is a way of life.

Now if you have 50-60 brushes, 30-40 razors, and a closet full of soaps and after shaves, you might have an obsessive hobby. Biggrin

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 04-27-2014, 10:12 AM
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I've crossed the "hobby" to "obsession" threshold... like 20 shaving brushes ago! Biggrin

Still, there are a few enablers around here (I won't mention names, they know who they are Cool) that usually make me feel a bit better when I see their paraphernalia of shaving gear.

The wife only complains on occasion, and mainly with the time I spend talking about shaving stuff (which she simply doesn't understand), not so much to the amount of money I spend on this (let's still call it) hobby.

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 04-27-2014, 10:25 AM
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If you call it "research" for your thesis you can usually get off the hook with SWMBO once or twice.....after all this is a learning "experience"....if you write a book you can get a tax deduction for this "research".....we are "scientists in the shaving arts"...sounds so much better than..."you are completely insane"

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 04-27-2014, 10:28 AM
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What it took for me to rein in most (note that word) of the shave gear spending was the building of a specific shave cabinet. I decided when I began thinking about building another that I had enough gear. Now it either fits into the existing cabinet or it doesn't happen.

To answer your question, for me 2 cabinets would make it an obsession. Right now it's a daily necessity that I happen to (finally!!) enjoy. The wife hasn't said a word.

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 04-27-2014, 10:31 AM
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I really want to have one of every kind of brush, one of every type of razor, and one of every lathering vessel. That's not too much, is it? Confused

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 04-27-2014, 10:41 AM
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(04-27-2014, 10:31 AM)primotenore Wrote: I really want to have one of every kind of brush, one of every type of razor, and one of every lathering vessel. That's not too much, is it? Confused

As long as you can use everything within one year. Biggrin

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 04-27-2014, 10:45 AM
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That leaves me a lot of room.Wink

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 04-27-2014, 11:00 AM
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  • eengler
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Definitely in the latter stages of hobby and bordering obsession here.
I like ShadowsDad rule, "Now it either fits into the existing cabinet or it doesn't happen."
A separate bathroom sure helps...that probably works both ways for keeping inventory out of sight. Last week there was mention of the many products lining the shelves. I quickly shared a tub of Unrefined Shea Butter with her and smoothed things over. (USB=Best Product tip ever, Thanks celestino)

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 04-27-2014, 11:09 AM
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  • BobH
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Pretty much the first time you buy a new product just to see if it is better than the one you are using that is perfectly adequate for the job at hand. Start chasing the magic bullet in short.

Bob

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 04-27-2014, 12:54 PM
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I'll be retiring in 8 days. The way I look at is I'll be getting some more "me" time. Good for me, I can't wait. Then I'll have more time to sort this hobby/obsession out. Lol.

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 04-27-2014, 01:40 PM
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For me, about 2 years ago when I noticed I was making extra trips to the bathroom to open and sniff my soaps! Now that my soap number has topped 100 I would say that confirms it.

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 04-27-2014, 01:56 PM
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(04-27-2014, 01:40 PM)Pomfretsteve Wrote: For me, about 2 years ago when I noticed I was making extra trips to the bathroom to open and sniff my soaps! Now that my soap number has topped 100 I would say that confirms it.

Biggrin

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 04-27-2014, 02:02 PM
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I can't say exactly but I bet if we asked my wife she could say exactly when that transition occurred!

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 04-27-2014, 02:13 PM
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(04-27-2014, 09:52 AM)primotenore Wrote: My wife and I disagree on the threshold of this. And while she certainly would prefer that I spend money on shaving gear, and not gambling or drinking or womanizing Blush I have the feeling I might need to either redo our bathroom or I move to the other...Undecided Anybody else relate?

We have two bathrooms in our house. One is mine...and one is hers.
There is NO fu-fu stuff in one of them.
Move to the other bathroom...and remodel :-))

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 04-28-2014, 06:52 PM
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  • tgutc
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I would assume that most outsiders would think wet shaving is an obsession for me, but I don't think so. I consider it one of my two big hobbies. I don't think I spend more time in it than others do with different hobbies.

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 04-28-2014, 07:29 PM
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(04-27-2014, 10:12 AM)Johnny Wrote: Maybe this will make you feel better. This is neither a hobby or an obsession. This "wet shaving" is a way of life.

Now if you have 50-60 brushes, 30-40 razors, and a closet full of soaps and after shaves, you might have an obsessive hobby. Biggrin
Angel I do not have an obsessive hobby Biggrin

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