Myrtle Beach Real Estate by Mirela

They Wear Hats, Berets, Scarves and… Body Hair?!?!


Picture this:  a sunny afternoon at the Zoo.  The young couple holding hands decides to take a break from it all and sit down on a bench under the trees.  She lays her head on his lap and stretches her arms, revealing…


“What?  What’s THAT?” he exclaims pointing to her armpits.


“What do you mean”, she innocently asks, fluttering her eyes.


“That, that”, he maintains, vehemently pointing to her armpits.


“You mean this”, she says touching the hair under her arm.


“Yes, THAT!  You have hair under your arms” he says incredulously.


“Of course I do.  Don’t you?”


That was many years ago.  The girl was European and the date was her first boyfriend, an American boy.  That’s how she learnt that in America girls are not supposed to grow hair under their armpits.  …Or on their legs… or on their… never mind!


For those of you who travel the World, you have some stories to tell, I’m sure - so please share them with us!  Here are my observations:  they wax in Spain, but the rest of Europe typically embraces hair under the armpits for both genders.  Especially in Germany and France, where women are tres chic, dressed in the latest fashions.  They wear hats, berets, scarves and… body hair?!?!


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Comment balloon 6 commentsMirela Monte • October 20 2009 11:11PM


Here in Texas, we shave.  Men and women.

If I could take one thing with me on "Survivor" it would be a razor.

I may be country, but I'm not THAT country.

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) almost 11 years ago

I can't wait to hear from you on this one!  I bet you have some stories to tell!  I just told you mine, an autobiographical one.  As my 16 daughter, who waxes even the fine fuzz anywhere on her body, would say: "Yuck, mom!  That's disgusting!"

What are your thoughts on this "Hairy" issue?

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

Melissa:  That's cute:

"I may be country, but I'm not THAT country."

American women are...  how shall we put it?


Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

Mirela: Yuck is right, the photo says it all, guess we would all know what to get her for Christmas.

Posted by Mary Strang almost 11 years ago

In my travels I have seen plenty of 'hairy' things.  funny society we live in!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 11 years ago

Mirela, I was in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, and I only saw 'hair' in France; and NOT on everyone.

I had a few foreign students in my house over this Summer (all girls) and I can tell you that the European and South American girls were the 'cleanest', in more ways than one - including no 'hair'.  In fact, they were the ones going 'yukkk', when we discussed such things.  I think the younger generation is doing things differently.  Maybe there's more money for razor blades now. LOL


Posted by Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate (Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 11 years ago