I’m going in Thursday for a very minor operation involving a sore on my face, near my lip. That in and of itself isn’t worth noting here. However, in order to ensure complete access for the procedure, I was requested to shave beforehand. It’s been many years since I last shaved; my grandaughter saw me sans beard for the first time today!
Whether this is a permanent change is still up in the air; I must say modern shaving devices appear to work rather better than those I recall from the past. Nonetheless, it becomes a daily chore, there is the late pm “scratchiness” problem, and then there’s the vanity perspective. So, I guess time will tell.