I do this sort of in depth research and analysis so you, my dear readers, don’t have to. The hotel I stayed at in Chennai was the GRT Grand, a lovely place that harked back to the days of the empire and England’s best and brightest enjoying ginsling and high tea.
Anyway – I digress. As fellow travellers know the most exciting thing about being overseas is checking out the free toiletries supplies at the hotel. The GRT Grand was no exception and I was stoked to find a shaving kit came with the deal (no need to schlep mine from home after all).
Part of the shaving kit was a small sachet of shaving cream pictured below. You’ll note the "cut here" symbol and the picture of a pair of scissors.
I’ve got to say Gilette is a cool company with excellent products (I’m a bit out of the loop – does their current premier shaver have 7 or 8 blades?) but there’s something missing here. I was a good Boy Scout who has always adhered to the Scouting mantra "be prepared" but even I don’t shower with a pair of scissors at hand. What’s worse I had no scissors in my hotel room so ended up resorting to spearing the sachet with a pen in order to extract said shaving cream.
User centricity? Not