On second thought…just keep it.

November 9th, 2010 · 53 comments

Emily spotted this please in the bathroom of a women’s college dorm in New York City. (“I think the ‘women’s college’ portion is the imperative detail here,” she adds.)

Please give me back my razor. I understand if you can't afford to buy new razors; I can't either. (I've had to borrow razors from friends.) Besides which, the Venus razor you stole VIBRATES. Did you REALLY think I only used it for SHAVING? No joke. PLEASE RETURN IT

Meanwhile, I’m still a little suspicious of the fact that this person seems dead-set on getting this razor — a razor that has been presumably been used by someone else —  returned for her own use. I’m assuming it’s one of those replacable-head types, but even so, you still run the risk of come face-to-face with something like this — a Venus razor used by a roommate of Kayla in Tennessee:

If only there was an easy way to get Hepatitis C...

It’s hard to think of something less appropriately named after the goddess of love and beauty, no?

related: Enjoy the toothbrush!

FILED UNDER: "accidental" "borrowing" · bathroom · college life · hygiene · New York · stealing · Tennessee · that's unsanitary · TMI


53 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Jynical

    What in the hell is on that razor head? It looks like someone tried unsuccessfully to shave black mold.

    Nov 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Anon

      That’s what happens to a razor left in a high-use bathroom (where it’s always humid & moist) & never properly dried. It is mold.

      Nov 9, 2010 at 10:06 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   snatchbeast

      ohmygod that is so disgusting

      mold, hep c, I’m never shaving again

      Nov 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   zenvelo

    I tried to return your razor, but there was this big ass sign over your cubby….

    Nov 9, 2010 at 10:37 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Dean Treadway

    What? They have vibrating razors? Who the hell thought of that?

    Nov 9, 2010 at 10:39 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   dissipatedfog bang

      And where can I get one?

      Nov 9, 2010 at 11:05 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   I love my vibrating Venus!

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.html/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/178-8138350-3468102?a=B0009W7MD2

      You can get them on Amazon!!!

      Nov 9, 2010 at 11:23 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Canthz_B bang

      What? Do you get a commission or something?

      We get it, but only one testimonial per note please.

      Thank you.

      Nov 9, 2010 at 11:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   I love my vibrating Venus!

      I’m sorry–I’m not working for them. I was surprised when i saw mention of it, thats all. I just feel the note writer. When you love a product of any kind, and someone takes it—and you can’t get another one (whether they’re no longer in production, or you can’t afford another one), it’s so frustrating that you’re more than willing to suggest you’ve put said stolen object where the sun don’t shine!

      Nov 9, 2010 at 11:46 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Divvitar

      The Venus is the Womens’ form of the mens’ Mach 5 Razor. The battery is replaceable, so the fun should never end.

      Nov 10, 2010 at 12:01 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   Canthz_B bang

      The Mach 5? You sure it’s not also called the “Speed Razor”? Does it come with a monkey? :-)

      Nov 10, 2010 at 12:06 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   Divvitar

      No, that was “Speed RACER.” The $100 mil movie that had horrible acting and a script apparently written by a troupe of 9-year olds. The Mach 5 RAZOR blades cost $100 million for 4 (or it seems like it).

      Nov 10, 2010 at 12:27 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   Canthz_B bang

      Oh, they made a movie out of the cartoon? Didn’t know that.
      When is the “Kimba The White Lion” movie coming out?

      Nov 10, 2010 at 12:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.9   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Probably about the same time that a certain large cartoon/entertainment conglomerate admits they may have “borrowed” the original idea of Kimba for their own. Or when Satan needs thermal underwear.

      Nov 10, 2010 at 1:00 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.10   Canthz_B bang

      Guess the grandkids will have to find it on YouTube then. Hahaha

      Nov 10, 2010 at 1:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.11   paranoidandroid

      most supermarkets should sell them, theres some for men too…i was kinda a bit grossed out she admitted she used it for more than just shaving…

      Dec 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   I love my vibrating Venus!

    I have one of the vibrating Venus razors. They don’t make them anymore-and I will cry when it dies! I feel the note writer so much!!! The vibration makes for such a closer shave!

    I do love the vibration suggestion, though!

    Nov 9, 2010 at 10:57 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   The Elf

      If this person loved* their razor so much, why keep it in a cubby where other people have access? When I was in school, I pretty much assumed anything I didn’t keep locked up would walk, so I had a little plastic basket of my stuff I’d carry with me to shower every morning. It took about 1 extra second to grab the basket and go.

      * “Loved” would be one way of putting it, I suppose.

      Nov 10, 2010 at 8:25 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    In Arkansas the correct phrasing is “Please give me my razor back.”

    Nov 9, 2010 at 11:03 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   shwo! bang

    If you weren’t using that vibrating razor for shaving, I’m not returning it. I’m burning it and sterilizing my hands.

    Nov 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Ravid

    The goddess Venus lends her name to venereal disease.

    Nov 9, 2010 at 11:28 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Ellen

    I don’t understand how that whole vibrating razor thing works for purposes other than shaving. I mean, wouldn’t it hurt? I can think of maybe ten possible things that are better to use for a vibrator than razor blades (and one of them is salami). Maybe I’m incredibly naive, but yeah, that sounds like an ouchie to me.

    Nov 9, 2010 at 11:30 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Divvitar

      Some people like pain, others just turn the razor around and insert the handle.

      Nov 10, 2010 at 12:03 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Rattus

      I’ve been giving my Oral B a contemplative eye since reading this PAN.

      Nov 10, 2010 at 8:26 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Ellen

      Divvitar- but then wouldn’t you cut your hand? You know, in the throes of passion?

      Nov 10, 2010 at 11:35 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   park rose bang

      Rattus, could there be a more aptly named vibrating toothbrush?

      Nov 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   The Grammarphile

      I used to use a razor like this–I found the vibating thing useful because if I had it on/vibrating and held it in the water for a couple seconds after I’d just shaved a leg, the vibrations would help to push the hair out of the blades so I could shave the other leg more easily.

      Nov 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Canthz_B bang

    Getting Hepatitis C is easy…just walk around the wrong part of town in a skimpy dress at 4:00AM carrying a pumpkin family.

    Nov 9, 2010 at 11:30 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   shwo! bang

      That gurgling sound you hear is me choking on my vodka and tonic. Well played, CB.

      Nov 9, 2010 at 11:47 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Canthz_B bang

      Well! That’s not something I get every day…almost made me spill my beer! :lol:

      Nov 10, 2010 at 12:15 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   WMDKitty

      Or just have a blood transfusion prior to ’93. That’s how I got it.

      Nov 11, 2010 at 12:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   TippingCows

    First note – TMI!

    I had a few of those Venus Vibrating Razors in my day … they weren’t powerful for anything more than a good shave.

    Just sayin’.

    Nov 10, 2010 at 12:58 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   amber

    I had one of those Vibrance razors before. What a waste of money! I used to joke that it could be used for other things, but there wasn’t even enough vibration to make those other things worthwhile. :P

    Nov 10, 2010 at 12:58 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Madrias

    Solution: binary epoxy in the blades. It’ll never shave right again.

    Either that, or it’s time to piss on someone’s toothbrush…

    Nov 10, 2010 at 1:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Annette

    The crazy part is: The razor in itself doesn’t cost much. What’s really expensive is the razor heads.

    Considering that in the first note writer’s spot, I’d throw the used head away, if I got it back, I’d just buy a new razor. It won’t be much more expensive.

    Nov 10, 2010 at 3:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   FeRD bang

      Yes, well, when the first note-writer (who I’m going to go out on a limb and guess is someone with… less-than-fully-matured social skills — tho I do feel for their frustration at being thieved ‘pon) is already borrowing from friends, so… on one hand, that razor didn’t cost them anything. On the other hand, it probably seems much more irreplaceable than it actually is.

      Your point about the handles being cheap is a good one, tho. And the darn things can accumulate. I know I noticed one day that, somewhere along my travels, I’d managed to accumuate three Mach 5 handles. (I never went in for the vibratey stuff, either.) I don’t know why I would have three handles, I only have one face. I hang on to the extra 2, because, why throw away a perfectly good razor? But, boy, they sure are superfluous.

      Nov 10, 2010 at 8:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   KJS

    I wanted to leave a witty comment, but I was too busy throwing up in my mouth. Freaks.

    Nov 10, 2010 at 6:00 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   The Elf

    That’s….. just plain wrong. *shudder*

    I never saw anything like this in the women’s dorm when I was in college. (And it wasn’t *that* long ago!) I saw the horrible, disgusting aftermath of many a party, but never razor borrowing/stealing, and razors employed for other uses. If you were so broke or desperate for a shave, you figured out how to resolve that particular situation yourself. The campus had a little convienence store you could use your meal card in, so that probably helped.

    Is it just me that I’d rather be hairy and/or rely on my own dexterity than resort to this? I mean, wow. Hep C is only one of the concerns I would have!

    Nov 10, 2010 at 8:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   divaandwriter bang

    Women’s dormitories aren’t what they used to be — except for the thievery, of course. That hasn’t changed much.

    Nov 10, 2010 at 9:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Divvitar

      You didn’t mention the vomit in the hallways, bathrooms, showers and stairwells on the weekends.

      Nov 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Alex

    1) i have a hard time believing a female wrote that first note considering the handwriting is so bad.

    2) as awesome as a vibrating razor sounds in theory… why would a RAZOR vibrate? that scares me. one website says it’s for exfolation – well shaving already exfoliates, BUT i have heard that shaving exfolation can be damaging to your skin as opposed to a scrub.

    Nov 10, 2010 at 11:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   The Elf

      Oh Alex, you haven’t seen the chicken scratches that passes for my handwriting. I make small children with block printing and backwards letters look like paragons of calligraphy. Sometimes even I can’t read it.

      Nov 10, 2010 at 12:22 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Z

    Why not share tooth brushes as well? And share used towels! And that maxi pad could absorb more, let your friend finish it up! Fuck, people are so gross.

    Nov 10, 2010 at 11:57 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Tiffany

    EW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nov 10, 2010 at 1:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Savannah

    First notewriter needs a boyfriend. Or a cucumber. That razor can’t be doing much for her.

    Second notewriter really has no hope.

    I have a drawer full of new razors at home. I bought them all with coupons and they were each less than $1 or free. Buying replacement razor blades is a waste of money. It’s always cheaper to use a coupon and buy the new razors when they’re on sale.

    Nov 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Hibiscus

    I’m trying to figure out if that first note is from a student at Barnard (my alma mater), although I don’t remember having a cubby in my dorm. Also, who the hell steals razors?! I want to believe that it fell on the ground and got thrown out by some hygienically-conscious student.

    Nov 10, 2010 at 3:54 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Barnard '04

      Hello, you strong, beautiful Barnard woman! There were definitely cubbies that looked JUST like that in the Sulzberger bathrooms in the Quad. And my Schick Silk Effects most definitely went missing from my cubby when I was a sweet, innocent freshman. To be fair, one bathroom on each floor is coed, so you can’t ABSOLUTELY blame a woman for the theft. (Oh, but this does have to be our beloved alma mater … I’m pretty sure there are no other women’s colleges in the five boroughs … )

      Nov 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   BC '04

      Those are definitely the cubbies in the Sulzberger bathrooms. And this note is why I never left anything in there! The only other women’s college I know of in the five boroughs is Stern, at Yeshiva University, but this note just screams Barnard, and again, I recognize the bathroom.

      Nov 12, 2010 at 10:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   randomlonelyperson

    There are safer options than dirty razors for recreational purposes, ladies. Try something made of a non-porous material (silicone, glass, stainless steel . . . ), clean it regularly, and store it properly, rather than in an open cubby in Mold Headquarters. Yikes!

    Nov 10, 2010 at 10:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Barnard '04

    I looked at the photo before reading the description and thought “Ha, that looks exactly like the cubby I used freshman year, when someone stole MY razor.” Funny, that …

    Nov 11, 2010 at 2:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   jason

    Why would anybody at Barnard need a vibrating razor in lieu of the real thing? It’s only a women’s college for women who are too lazy to cross Broadway.

    Nov 12, 2010 at 3:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Barnard '04

      Not even! We had boys living in our dorms! Then again, the selection across the street tended to be (with exceptions, of course), a bit … lackluster.

      Nov 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Peter

    Hepatitis C is only Blood Transmissable. Careful shaving with it. Vibration-s’all good.

    Nov 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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