May 28, 2009

by a hair.

Anyone that has met me knows that I'm a rather hairy man. As I've aged, unlike most of my friends, I've gained more hair. I haven't lost any. Let's compound this with the fact that my hair tends to be course and wiry. I've worn out multiple trimmers, clippers and electric razors over the years. After I've trimmed my facial hair, I've run my hands through my goatee and come away with hair slivers.

To make matters worse, this hair is growing out of my nose this way. I used to joke that I didn't have a mustache, I just combed my nasal hair into one. Unfortunately I often did use my mustache to hide my nasal hair. I used to trim it, even when it would wear out my trimmer. Then a couple of months ago, my trimmer disappeared.

My nose hair started growing at an alarming rate. I had to do something about it when one day one of the hairs was so long, I could almost chew on it. So I did the only thing I could think of doing, I started plucking my nose hairs out.

Sure it hurt at first. After the first couple of weeks, I started getting used to it. Now it doesn't bother me at all. Well, okay, occasionally I grab one that is well rooted and it hurts, but most of the time it doesn't.

Ktreva is upset over this. She doesn't want me yanking my nose hairs out one or two at a time. She wants me to buy another trimmer that will wear out. I figure I can keep this up and it won't cost me a thing. What really bothers her is that I do it while riding in the van or while watching TV. So she watches me do it, and it causes her to squirm and hold her own nose and pain.

My thing is that it doesn't harm her any. I'm not yanking her nasal hairs out, just my own. She has asked me to stop, but honestly, I think it's easier.

What do you all think, should I stop or should I continue?

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at May 28, 2009 07:33 PM | TrackBack

Oh for the love of PETE will you PLEASE stop plucking your nose hairs??!!

Posted by: KTreva at May 28, 2009 08:16 PM

I vote with Nessa. Quit being a tightwad & buy a new trimmer. People driving by you probably think your picking your nose. Yuk!!!

Posted by: red at May 29, 2009 06:15 AM

What's a little nose hair between friends and loved ones. Wouldn't bother me a bit. Figure out how much the trimmer would cost over a year and take Ktreva out somewhere fun with the saved money.

Posted by: TNT at May 29, 2009 09:25 AM

I pluck mine all of the time, but I do try to be inconspicuous about it.

Posted by: DE644 at May 29, 2009 01:24 PM

Pluck away- but not in front of your wife!
Put tweezers in the bathroom and add it to your morning routine (shit, shine & shave). In your case it would be shit shine and pluck.

Posted by: Rave at May 29, 2009 03:03 PM

I can't believe that all of you want me to deny my rite to pluck in the comfort of my own living room. that's just wrong.

Posted by: Contagion at May 29, 2009 03:30 PM

I pluck, for two reasons.
1: trimmed nose hair is SHARP! And when you lay down or rub your nose the sharp nose hair ends poke into the sensitive tissues inside your nose.And often cause heavy bleeding!

2: Eventually, the damage to the follicles caused by plucking and not trimming makes the hair softer and less prominent.

My problem is, they are indeed rooted in hell; yanking a deeply rooted nose hair often causes an involuntary twitch of a leg or an arm, as they are like the control strings on a marionette. I feel like I'm on the set of "Stingray".

So pluck. Don't do so where the wife can see you, and get a pair of hemostats specific to the purpose. These are good for ear hairs too. The conventional wisdom is that hairy ears are an indicator of poor heart health, so I keep mine yanked and my ticker is just fine.

Posted by: og at May 30, 2009 06:39 AM

They have thing called the man groomer. It will trim nose & ear hair and they even have one that trims your back & sensitive areas. Then you can be man-e-cured like me.

Posted by: wil at May 30, 2009 07:29 AM

If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. Decisions, decisions. Pluck my nose hair or happy sex life.

Oh, I just can't decide!

Posted by: Peter at May 31, 2009 04:47 PM

Pluck it.

I've got a Buck multi-tool that has an awesome pair of pliers. Works great.

Posted by: T1G at June 1, 2009 04:34 PM

You should start snorting lines of Nair like cocaine

Posted by: Graumagus at June 1, 2009 08:13 PM

I say pluck. Solely for the purpose of leverage against Ktreva and so you can tell clone you pull one brain cell with each hair to save for further genetics advancement. And yes, she will hate me for this.

Posted by: Dragonfly at June 1, 2009 11:54 PM

Far be it from me to recommend that you choose NOW to start taking your wife's feelings into consideration, but I'm going to second Rave's comment in toto.

Besides, if you don't have a mirror handy, you won't be able to do a decent job.

Voice of experience here. I've been shocked too many times by the prominence of the ones I've missed when I pluck by feel alone.

Posted by: Harvey at June 5, 2009 11:38 PM