Ramblings of a Mad Man

My day to day events and roaming's through life...

Today while I was at Cabelas shopping I took a break to relax and get something to drink at the cafe up stairs. I was just sitting there watching people and the kids play the video games when a lovely young lady, younger then me thank you, approached me. She proceeded to tell me that she saw me walking around the store and was very curious why I shaved my legs. I answered her with a question, "What's makes you think I shave them?". She seemed a little startled by my response so I told her that I was not upset just inquiring as well. She said she was just assuming and apologized. Apology not necessary as I do shave them every day.

As our conversation progressed, she told me that she had been trying to get her boyfriend to at least trim his leg and arm hair short because he works out and she likes the look. She spotted me in the store and just had to ask. I then told her about my years of struggle with self esteem issues which finally resulted in my being who I want to be and just doing it, like the old Nike commercials used to say. I decided I was going to try it and see if I liked the look and feel and "as you can see I did". She then told I have a nice tan and legs and wondered if I worked out, "of course I do", laughing.

I was very happy to talk with her and fill her in on the why's and what for's and leg shaving. I decided to shave my legs and keep them shaved for looks and comfort. I am much cooler in the summer without wearing a fur coat and like the look. As for acceptance it was kind of a tough road mostly in my own mind. My parents are accepting now with nothing being said and it is the same with my wife's family. It really has just become of part of who I am.

She told me that her boyfriend works out quite a bit and has good legs that he hides under a lot of hair. While she does not mind it he would look better with all of it in her opinion, but he was unwilling. Some of his reasons were that he has never seen an average guy without leg hair let alone intentionally shaving them. All he has ever seen was professional athletes and "they can get away with it". So as we talked she finally asked if she could take a picture on her cell phone, while I had to think about this for a moment, I said "Ok". She snapped a couple and sent them to her boyfriend. We talked a bit more and she was really impressed that I was so comfortable and willing to talk about it. Really it was no big deal as I said.

All in all, it ended with her thanking me for talking with her and giving her a different perspective and information to further her talk with her boyfriend. I sincerely hope that he reconsiders his thoughts and actions and just lives a little. There is nothing in this world that states a man has to have this or that; wear this or that; be this or that; or look a certain way. Being one self is the greatest gift anyone can give them self. Granted I would also through the "as long as your not hurting anyone", caveat.

So that ends the days post and excitement. I am glad she asked, wish her the best and hope that her boyfriend lives a little and try's something new.


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About this blog

Quite simply, the day to day ramblings of me as I see fit to post.

I've learned over the years to just go with the flow and live my life without fear or hurting others. That is what I do and these are my thoughts.

Some of the things here may seem out of place or odd to some people. Too those I simply say accept me for me or don't and be quite about it.