I think when I first bought my Sensor razor it came with three cartridges in the package, and you could buy a 5 pack of replacement Sensor Excel cartridges for under five bucks. Now the price for that same package of five blades is a whopping $17.99. Have I missed something?
When I first starting shaving I had a razor like my dad used. As a child I would watch him each and every morning with his shaving brush and lather cup foaming up his face, and rinsing his stainless steel Gillette pop-up razor that held a single two-sided razor blade (the ones cocaine addicts use to chop the rock into something they can snort up their nasal cavities). Well, I had one of those razors for a short time, but I never had the brush or the cup. By then you could get shaving cream in an ozone destroying can in foam or gel, and of course you put enough on your face to shave the hide off a donkey, but hey, it was the beginning of the “disposal” age, and you never really cared about waste until the end of the can dribbled out that liquidy soap that fell off your face into the sink. And you would curse, and hopefully remember to buy a new can, which you’d never remember to shake, and again, you’d fill up your hand with enough lather to haul that donkey’s ass into the bathroom again.
Sometimes I think it’s OK to be old fashioned, and I think my Dad will look down at me shaving as I once watched him and say “that’s my boy!”