By John Roussos
It must have been a week ago today where I found myself in a bit of a predicament. I had run out of my reliable roll-on deodorant and I felt the need to provide myself with some sort of scent other than that of my- dare I say- redundant detergent smell. It became immediately apparent that I had but one option: Axe Body Spray. Had it really come to this? I didn’t know what to do and my 9:15 was going to start in ten minutes. With time not on my side, I opened my Twitter account and put out a poll to all ten of my followers….
Is there such thing as a tasteful amount of Axe Body Spray?
I was shocked by the answer. Of the 3 votes, 66% of them were for a clear-cut NO. I had trouble believing this. I let this question percolate in my mind for a bit. Could this really be true? A subtle amount of Axe not being tasteful at all? Look, I get it. We have all been hit by the impenetrable wall that is 7th grade Axe usage. That’s inevitable. Yet, I couldn’t help but think back to the saying that everything in moderation is good… or something like that. This was a dilemma for sure, but it provided me with a great talking point for my show, Session Time (now called Hear Me Out) on Wednesday nights at 10pm.
Once I started talking out my thoughts, I quickly realized that I approached the whole situation incorrectly. It wasn’t that there was a right or wrong answer to the tasteful use of Axe Body Spray question. It was that the application of the spray was incorrect. Here me out:
I shouldn’t have been using the Axe in a serious way at all, but instead sarcastically OR to elicit an emotional response from my peers. Ideally, if anyone got close too me and took a nice whiff, they would have flashbacks of awkward 7th grade dances or sweaty hand holdings at the movies with their crush.
Either way, I am still going to spray Axe on myself randomly and the world will just have to live with that. Nonetheless it’s not the tasteful use of Axe that is out of the norm, it’s the application of it.