College, girls, masculine men, summer and shaven legs. Somehow, the previous five things are a recipe for disaster.
I have only shaven my legs once, and that once is enough for me. I had quite hairy legs before I shaved them a few months ago.
I shaved my legs on the Friday night, got several shaving cuts which stung a bit and clogged up the bath plug. The following morning, I woke up and went downstairs. The first thing my dad said was “What the **** have you done”. I could see the disappointment in his eyes. He had no idea why I had shaved them, and most probably though I was going through an ‘experimental stage’. My mum was next, again with the same disappointment as my dad. Seeing all the commotion, two of my sisters came through and burst out laughing. Who would of thought shaven legs could cause so much emotion? Then my dad in his lovely manner announced “Seriously son, have you got something to tell us?”. When questioned about it further on I think they kind of understood the reasons.
The biggest challenge was going to college on the Monday. I thought I’d be fine just wearing jeans for a bit, but it was bloody boiling, and cycling in jeans wasn’t feasible, and people would see my legs cycling into college anyway. I decided to go ‘balls in’ as the youth of today say, and wore shorts on the Monday. No-one took any notice whilst walking through the corridors, but as soon as I entered the cafe and took a seat next to my mates, cue customary piss-taking. I knew straight away that this was going to be one loooong day.
The first lesson was Economics, and the people in that class didn’t really talk to each other throughout the lesson, so it was going to be a free ride. The only person who picked up on it was my teacher, who competitively races in category 2, so no problem there.
The second lesson would be more of a problem, Physics, there are a lot of ‘outspoken’ people in this class, and the whole class talks to each other throughout the lesson. The first person to pick up my freshly shaven legs was the girl I sat next to. She noticed straight away, don’t ask why she takes notice on my legs. So I explained why I shaved them, in case I fall off and so on, and she thought it was cool, and from that day started taking interest in my cycling. It got a bit weird when she asked if she could feel my legs, I consented mainly because she is quite hot :).
When she was feeling them, an ‘outspoken’ one caught it, and as anyone would, wondered what the hell was going on. This meant a loud outburst of “what the **** are you two doing”, meaning the whole class turned their attention to this girl who was feeling my calves. I left it to her to explain what was going down, as I sat there with people staring at the star of the show, my legs.
That lesson was long, and I couldn’t wait till lunch. I took a seat in the cafe, and one of my best mates sat next to me. His legs are pretty much pure black with hair, so not the best person to sit next to with the see-through tables. Only a few questions were asked at lunch, as all the piss taking took place before the first lesson.
My third lesson, maths, passed without incident. My forth lesson, ICT, I was sat next to another girl, just like physics, this girl once hearing my story wanted to feel. I thought girls had smooth legs anyway, so why they would want to feel mine when they have perfectly good ones on their actual body was quite weird. She had a creepy look in her eyes when she was feeling them, and I thought I was about to be violated, so pulled away.
I then decided not to re-shave my legs. The next week watch itchy as hell as the hairs were growing back. Next time, I might wax. I think I might at least wait till I finish college/start wearing jeans before I get rid of the hair again.
So, all in all, shaved legs as a teenager provoke the following reactions;
- Your parents actually questioning your sexuality,
- Piss taking from your close friends,
- Hot girls feeling your legs,
- Loud masculine young men laughing at you,
- Feeling feminine in front of your hairy friends,
- Creepy girls feeling your legs,
- Itchy legs for a week.
PS. Apologies if any grammar/spelling mistakes in there, it was 2am when I was writing it.