Shaving - The universal ice breaker?

I'm heading to an event to help educate northeast Whole Foods retailers on all things Pacific Shaving Company. As a result, I needed to check a couple bags on my Virgin America flight this morning from SFO to BOS. One look at my luggage tag with PSC on it got the agent asking about the company and in an instant we launched into a conversation (for several minutes, at 6am) about shaving cream brands, retail shopping experiences, razors and even grooming preferences. It was a totally enjoyable conversation and I kicked myself for not having had a sample in my briefcase to share with the agent before I proceeded to the gate. Yesterday, I found myself talking shaving as well. I was contacted by someone doing research on all things shaving and before I knew it, we had spoken for 45 minutes on grooming practices. Last week it happened as well - twice! Conversations naturally made their way to "what do you do" and before I knew it people who were complete strangers moments earlier are telling me about products they love and intimate ingrown hair troubles. I can only imagine what it would be like if I was a proctologist instead. But the truth is, it's actually fun to talk about and it is impressive how easy it appears for anyone (men or women) to talk about it. Next cocktail party give it a try. (See earlier Monkey Tail post if you need help getting started.) -Stan

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