Wednesday, September 24, 2008

christmas in a landfill

a few Christmases ago i bought Noah a razor. not just any old razor. i hunted and pecked through all of the ones that they had in the store, maybe 10 or so, to pick out the perfect one for him. because he has crazy thick hair, it had to be pretty bitchen. so i found this one...

its self-cleaning, you just have to throw some new liquid in it every now and again. it also has a trimmer in the side, which is probably standard in most razors, but I'm a girl, what the heck am i really going to know about shaving my face. but i thought this razor would get the job done a whole lot quicker, which would make Noah want to shave his face more often, so that i wouldn't have to kiss a man whose face felt like 10 grit sandpaper. i was hoping that he would use it everyday because it was so quick... the joke was on me, once a week still, if i was lucky.

so yesterday i was searching through a box underneath my bed and came across 2 bottles of the cleaning solution, so i put it on the counter in our bathroom. later that night i tell him that i took them out as we are both standing in the bathroom.

me:"look what i took out for you. where is the razor?"

Noah:"oh i threw it out."

m: "what do you mean you threw it out?"

n:"well i haven't used it in a while, so i threw it out."

m:" you threw it out?"


m:"what do you mean you threw it out?" i seriously did not believe him

n:" the last time i used it, it was pulling the hairs"

m:"so you just threw it out? that was like a $5 part! it could have been fixed!! and you threw it out?!"

n:"well walmart doesn't carry them anymore."

m:"YOU CAN BUY THEM OVER THE INTERNET! i found them online, remember?"


m:"i can believe you just threw it out! that was a few hundred dollars! and you just threw it out! how long ago?"

n:"like a week ago"

so i was seriously debating going out to the trash can, that was going to be picked up tomorrow, to go search for it. it was only a $5 part, that's all that it needed. a $5 fix on a $200 razor, and he just threw it out! i was SO mad about this last night that it was all that i could think about. so a wee bit later i ask him "well like HOW long ago? a few days or like a few weeks?" he tells me "a few weeks" well its a good thing that i didn't go searching for it in the garbage.

the thing that upsets me the most is that it was a Christmas present. i didn't have $200+ dollars just laying around so i had to put it on lay-away, i did some searching to make sure that it would be one that he used and liked. i thought that i did a good job. i was pretty upset and hurt that he just thoughtlessly threw it into the garbage. and its not like we have the money to just buy him a new one. even if he didn't like it we could have sold it on eBay and got a little bit of money back. if i would have know that he was even THINKING about throwing it out i would have stopped him.

i was so mad last night, i could have beat him.

1 comment:

Steph said... seriously?? SERIOUSLY? i would be pissed. its not like it could be taking up that much space!

and i am also naive in thinking that a nice razor would mean shaving more:)