WOW, I see you're all thinking... Yes, Morrisons stopped selling Palmolive shaving soap in the toothpaste container, and several weeks ago I had to start using up the supply of Christmas gift toiletries that we all accumulate in the bathroom and don't use because it's not the normal brand.
I used the Wilkinson Sword traditional barbers lather, that didn't lather well, a trendy Gillette foam with 'fusion' & 'hydragel' written on the can, but was like trying to brush on rapidly expanding foam that filled the bathroom sink before the razor was gotten out, lather from an ordinary soap bar, that gives a coefficient of friction similar to sandpaper. But today I remembered while passing a chemist (I'd kept forgetting for weeks) to pop in for the Palmolive soap.
What heaven... there's nothing like a good close shave to make you feel good!
Well it's more interesting than the political threads:)
I can remember thirty ages ago, having a particularly bad rash on my chin, asking my wife if she would mind me growing a beard so as to alleviate the necessity of my shaving. She wasn't too keen on the idea, as my handsome, rugged, film star good looks - her words, honest injun ;o}} - would be hidden from her adoring gaze under a layer of facial fungus. I grew the beard, my rash disappeared and,to tell you the truth, I was getting fed up of the damn thing and was more than ready to shave it off.
"Oh, don't shave it off it suits you now and I have become quite used to it"
Yes,I still have the beard and I too have become accustomed to it!
Talking of shaving gear, I can remember being sent to the shops in the 50s by my Dad to get a packet of Seven O' Clock razor blades - he swore by them and wouldn't use any others!
In my younger days I used to shave once every day and sometimes twice a day at weekends and all this with shaving gel and razor. I never did manage to get a comfortable close shave. Now that I am older and have long since given up chasing the girls I only shave some five times a week giving my face a rest a couple of days a week. I now get a better shave than I ever did when young. Perhaps it pays to give your face a rest from the constant friction of shaving all the time and in fact just not try too hard.