Saturday, June 26, 2010

I'm Taking It Back. Again

Brand new giveaway for Chicago peeps - The Emperor's New Clothes at the Shakespeare Theater here!


Hmmm. I just realized that I'm posting about my husband two days in a row here, which is very unusual for me. I usually don't post about him at all. Don't read anything into this. Apparently with him home for the summer (he's a teacher), he's cracking me up a little more than normal!


My husband - like many men these days - uses an electric razor to shave. It's easier, you don't need shaving cream, it works better, it doesn't require replacing...

Oh. Wait.

My husband's razor has been replaced. He somehow broke the one he'd bought for himself early in our marriage. With his birthday coming up soon after he broke it, I bought him a new one. A nicer one.

He broke that one a couple years later.

Father's Day was rapidly approaching, and I bought him another newer, nicer one. This one even had a little holder thingie that cleaned your razor for you, so you didn't even have to do that - just press a button and whir it went.

Fast forward another couple years, and that razor stopped holding a charge. Primarily because there was a little orange light that shone on it that drained the battery. Rapidly.

He would plug it in and leave it plugged in until the next morning (rather than simply plugging in it a minute or two before he needed to use it). Being the frugal cheap environmentally-conscious person that I am, I unplugged it every time I walked past it.

Magically, one day last spring, the orange light turned off, and once again, all was well with the world. I was even able to return the new razor I'd purchased for him for Father's Day.

Then came fall, where the light reappeared. Needless to say, we returned to our habits - my husband leaving it plugged in forever and me following behind to unplug it after he'd used it. Oh, and I bought him another new razor for Christmas.

Shortly after Thanksgiving, he went snooping in my car and found his gift hidden in my storage panel. Unlike his family, which tells people what to buy for them, I'm a big believer in gifts being a surprise. On the principle of it (and hoping that orange light would magically fix itself again), I returned the razor.

The light is still on today.

And with Father's Day having occurred less than a week ago, I once again bought him a new razor. This time, it wasn't nicer than the one he was using. Silly me, I bought him one that's identical to the one he had previously - we'll see how long before the orange light comes on. (And hey - if ANYone has a solution to the orange light on a Norelco electric razor, let me know!)

This time, I gave him the razor.

Upstairs in our bathroom, do you know what's on our counter today? Several days after Father's Day?

Yep, that's how I was able to take a picture of the orange light today. My husband is still using his mostly broken down razor. The new one remains in the box. I figure my husband has another two, maybe three, days before I decide to return the new razor. Again.


Alexis AKA MOM June 26, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

Hehe what it still kind of works... he sounds like me.

Tara R. June 27, 2010 at 6:39 AM  

Men can be so silly...

Melisa with one S June 27, 2010 at 10:14 AM  

Maybe you should buy stock in Norelco instead.

Unknown Mami June 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM  

I like gifts to be a surprise too. Otherwise it's just like a shopping list.

Hyacynth June 27, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

hahaha. I'm SO glad I'm not the only one who has to deal with the unplugging of the razor.
Although, hubby has had his for four years, so we must be doing something right in our song and dance.

Karen June 27, 2010 at 9:37 PM  

Does he read your blog? Hopefully he gets the hint. Or his dies a quick death tomorrow.

Michelle June 27, 2010 at 10:12 PM  

Alexis - It drives him nuts. And he is big into replacing things when the newer bigger better comes out, so I'm surprised...

Tara - No kidding. Then again, so can I. That's tomorrow's post ;)

Melisa - It might be cheaper than purchasing new ones all the time!

Unknown Mami - Exactly. And I don't want to tell someone what to spend on me, and don't tell *ME* what I should spend on you. Boo!

Hyacynth - Nope, you aren't the only one... can you have your husband share his secrets on how it's lasted so long?

Karen - No... it's kept quiet and private :)

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