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Explaining Shaved legs to co-workers/customers???(21 posts)

Explaining Shaved legs to co-workers/customers???ThighsofSteel
May 20, 2002 7:30 PM
Anyone have to deal with this? I don't normally wear shorts to work, but occasions can arise (golf for example) where the secret is exposed.

How have you handled this?
re: Explaining Shaved legs to co-workers/customers???tronracer
May 20, 2002 7:42 PM
Ask them why they are looking at your legs. And then call them fags.
LOL. Made my day! (nm)Allen az
May 20, 2002 7:49 PM
re: thats exactly how plan to deal with my roommates,collinsc
May 20, 2002 8:23 PM
though it has never come up. If one of the three other 20 year old guys is paying enough attention to my legs, well then...they deserve that response.
re: Explaining Shaved legs to co-workers/customers???Me Dot Org
May 20, 2002 8:11 PM
Explain that, in America, many people shave their legs, and even their armits.
Just wear your cycling clothes when going to play golf...Bruno S
May 20, 2002 8:39 PM
it will certainly explain your legs. I would leave the helmet at home though.
Wear the helmet, you never know when a ball will go...JL
May 21, 2002 7:16 AM
for your head. I've had two "friends" nail me in the old melon twice. A helmet would have saved me :)

JL
Tell them you're gay. File a lawsuit...spyderman
May 20, 2002 10:49 PM
Demand health benefits for your life partner... Ask why they don't contribute more money for Aids research...etc.

You'll never have to worry about another perfomance review again...
2 answers I usegrandemamou
May 21, 2002 3:58 AM
Follicular insufficiency of the legs. "I don't shave my legs this condition causes the hair to fall out after it grows to a stuble." I use this one when I want to screw with someones head. I ususally get a reaction of Oh,pause, distant stare.

I race bikes. Usual reaction is Oh, yeah. They probably don't get it but discussing another guys legs is really gay so they just leave it alone.
Just Say "Public Lice"- nmfiltersweep
May 21, 2002 4:39 AM
I usually wear shorts to workspeedisgood
May 21, 2002 6:05 AM
as an athletic trainer when I'm at my high school. You can probably guess the response of 15-17 y/o's when they see my cleanly shorn legs. I usually tell them about the legit reasons for shaving: cleaning wounds, a sign of dedication to the sport, cleaner look, etc. Then when they see me riding my bike to the school in my tights during the winter with a light strapped to my head, they realize how silly I look in general and quickly forget about the shaving thing.

Fortunately, my legs are muscular and I tan easily, so I don't look too weird. The bad thing is some of the girls actually like muscular legs and try to get me to flex my calves for them. I don't go there.

Since most of the kids I deal with are athletes, they seem to accept my cycling quirks.

Them: "You rode 112 miles yesterday?! Are you psycho?" Me: "Uh, yep!"
Them:"Oh. [silence]"

The people I worry about are the ones who shave for no reason, other than looks. There's a few wrestlers at my school who shave there legs year round. Let's see, guys wearing bib shorts, rolling around with each other, who shave their legs. Now that's scary!
"I'm glad you noticed. I'm a pre-op trannie. I love you."Gator
May 21, 2002 6:12 AM
That should take care of all of your problems for good.
genius...evil genius. well done.loop
May 21, 2002 12:59 PM
I had the opposite problem last weekms
May 21, 2002 6:28 AM
Last week I took my car to be serviced and rode my bike from the repair shop to work. When I returned to the shop on my bike, the guys at the shop (whose idea of a good bike is a Harley, not a Trek) asked why my hairy legs were not shaved. One said, with a slight edge to his voice: "I thought that all of you guys who ride bikes shave your legs." I guess that adults who ride bikes are perceived as strange, shaven legs or not. If I am going to be a deviant, maybe I should at least be a conformist deviant and shave my legs. What do you think?
Let me guess, not from the southern US huh??? Cali maybe? (nm)ThighsofSteel
May 21, 2002 12:57 PM
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Because real silk stockings snag easy... -nmSnowBlind
May 21, 2002 6:35 AM
You think co-workers are bad...Sintesi
May 21, 2002 6:53 AM
try the shorts and shaved legs look in the West Village in NY. I've never had so many strangers try to make "eye-contact" with me in my life. I got so self conscious from getting ogled I started blushing couldn't get out of their fast enough.

The pale, hairy, unkempt look can have its advantages.
You wouldn't want to see me if I didn't. nm ;)rideslikeagirl
May 21, 2002 7:11 AM
are you for real?SteveO
May 21, 2002 7:28 AM
how about the direct approach...if they ask, just respond:
"I'm a bicyclist, and I shave my legs because [insert your reason for shaving here]". I dont see a need for preparation for witty retort.

If youre really paranoid about the onslought of harrassment over shaved legs (which i've somehow never experienced), just wear long pants and be done with it.
No one will probably notice (for real) NMDINOSAUR
May 21, 2002 8:09 AM
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No one will probably notice (for real) NMmpm32
May 21, 2002 9:08 AM
Well, my father who is a hard core old school golfer would probably be more concerned that you showed up on the course wearing shorts instead of pants. Don't forget the collared shirt as well. He looks at short wearing golfers the way I look at unshaven racers. He will not wear shorts no matter how hot it is.