Shave Him From His Ignorance

| Warroad, MN, USA | Romantic | October 1, 2012

(My boyfriend is very sweet and usually a very intelligent guy. He is kind of clueless when it comes to girls in general. We are sitting and talking during a rehearsal for a play we were both in, and we get on the topic of costumes and make-up for the performance.)

Me: “I’m going to need a bit more stage make-up for my face for opening night. I keep finding these little scabs on my face and I don’t know where they come from. It’s probably just from scratching pimples.”

Boyfriend: “Or, maybe you just cut yourself shaving.”

(I stare at him, somewhat confused and hurt at his comment. He just looks back at me as if he doesn’t know what he said.)

Boyfriend: “What?”

Me: “…You know that women don’t normally shave their faces, right?”

Boyfriend: “They don’t!?”

Me: “No! We don’t! You honestly thought we did?”

Boyfriend: “Well, I didn’t know! I mean, I know you shave your legs and armpits and stuff, so I just thought maybe you guys shaved your face really well every day or something.”

(I’m about to respond, when we’re both called on stage to continue practice. I don’t get a chance to talk to him again until we get in the car to go back home.)

Me: *laughing* “I still can’t believe you thought women shaved their faces.”

Boyfriend: “Well, how was I supposed to know? I mean, they’ve got bearded ladies at the circus and stuff.”

Me: “There’s a reason they’re in the circus!”

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