Mach3 18th-birthday package frontI received this package in Saturday’s post.
It’s addressed to a previous occupant of this apartment. The addressee’s first name is “Brecca,” which sounds feminine to me, but this razor is clearly aimed at 18-year-old males. I know this because Gillette offers a razor marketed specifically to women, and this isn’t that razor.
What I wonder:
Where did they get the addressee and age information? It could be from Selective Service records, but if so the registration is a mistake. But then I’m going by memory on that; I know I had to register when I was 18, and I think it’s compulsory only for males, but maybe that’s changed too. And it may be optional for females, for all I know. I could’ve read about it at the site, but I’d rather speculate endlessly.
Mach3 18th-birthday package backMore likely it was some consumer survey or a magazine subscription or the like. I wonder if Brecca’s really just turn[ed][ing] 18 or if that was a fake bit of info in whatever form she filled out.
Anyway, the box indicates a standard-issue Mach3 Turbo razor, but I was surprised when I opened it to find Gillette’s new “M3Power” “shaving system,” complete to a AAA battery that’s obviously of the “made in Asia with instructions in English by Germans” nondescript variety.
Gillette M3Power propaganda image, swiped from Gillette.comSo I figured, hey, free razor, I’ll give it a try in the shower this morning. Which I did, and while I will say I got a close shave, I’ve been using Gillette's Mach3 razors for years now and I’ve always had good results with them. I don’t know if the little blade vibrator had anything to do with it, although it did set my gums to tingling as I did the area right by my lips. Made me laugh a bit, in fact.
I’ve seen elsewhere people speculating on how soon it’ll be before someone offers a sex-toy attachment for this razor, and based on my tingly gums, I can say, “Probably not long, if one’s not already available.”