. . . shouldn't be in the advice business. Cary Tennis, Salon's "Since You Asked" columnist gets it half-right this week when he advises a guy whose wife has quit shaving her legs, to bargain with her. Like you shave your legs, I'll shave my ass (okay, he didn't suggest that—he thought hubby should offer bon bons). That makes sense. But then, as those Crunchy Californians are wont to do, he suggests Hairified Hubby ponder the societal implications of leg-shaving in a patriarchal society. Or something along those lines. Not sure what exactly, because I started dozing off.
Tennis also comes up with the brill idea that Husband should volunteer to shave his wife's legs for her. If she didn't hate shaving her legs before, she's certainly not going to be a fan after getting ripped to shreds by a wayward Lady Bic in the unpracticed hands of her Horny Hubby. Talk about potential for backfire! ER visits aren't exactly juice-inducing!
I favor the bargaining route. I would ask the wife what disgusting habit he has that he could trade off for the once-a-week shave. For instance, I would gladly shave daily if a certain party could quash the loud loogying. Hell, I'd shave my head for that!