Friday, March 6, 2009

Please Raise Your Hand ...

This poll is for all adult males reading this blog.

Please raise your hand if you have ever had your armpits shaved by a barber using a straight-blade.

Perhaps it only happens in Bangladesh.

Today in town we saw a man sitting in a barber's chair about to have his armpit shaved. There are barbers everywhere you look along the street in town. They set up a chair in what we would consider the most unlikely of places. The man we saw was sitting on a chair in an open yard along the side of the road.

I almost fell out of the rickshaw we were riding in as I twisted around to try and verify what I had just seen. Then I nearly fell out from laughing so hard!

Sorry, I didn't have my camera with me today.


  1. well there's a new business that can be opened here in Canada...for women only of course!!!!

  2. I'm an asian guy and I do have my armpits shaved by the barber when in india. It is very common practice among indian men for hygiene purposes and in fact all men i know in india have it done. The barber will do it for free and in most cases without asking. They will tell you to lift your arms and just shave away!