I'm a panel member for the market research service Ipsos, and I just took an online survey about shaving preference. Basically, the survey gauges my likelihood to use an electric razor -- nil, I use a blade razor -- and whether I prefer Norelco over Remington.
Now, I don't know if I'm overly impressionable, or what, but I think I might want to buy an electric razor now that I've taken the survey! The survey offered no new information about shaving or electric razors to persuade me, but here's what I'm thinking.
I dislike to shave. I don't shave if I don't have to. I don't shave if I'm running late. When I do shave it's because I have time, I want to shave really well, and I enjoy the ritual -- I shave with a badger-hair brush and soap mug. Shaving is a leisure, luxury experience for me. One saved for weekends and special days.
If I had an electric razor, would I be more apt to shave daily, for just a quick touchup? I'm not sure.