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October 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

This restraint is for October 1-31, 2021.

If you're seeing this late and you've made no purchases in October, feel free to jump in. Registration closes on the 15th.

Have what you need and use what you have: that is our definition of "Restraint". The idea is to use, learn about and enjoy what you have, restraining yourself from making frivolous purchases.

This monthly restraint is perfect for those who have failed the yearly or quarterly sabbatical and want to curb their ADs. Keep fighting the urges! If you fail out of the GRUME, please tell the group, take your (friendly) lumps and continue to play along at home.

There will be Roll Calls during the restraint. Check-ins, especially with SOTD info and pics, are encouraged and mutual support is appreciated. :)

All are welcome!

Rules:


1.a. If you were in the September GRUME, 10/1 is your restock date for any needed product (i.e., it's not an excuse for treewhaling).
1.b. If you were not in the September GRUME, you do not get a restock date in October; plan ahead and see Rule 1.c., below.
1.c. Members should have the necessary supplies to last the duration of the Restraint, but this is a Restraint, not a Sabbatical. If something breaks or runs out and you have no suitable or usable replacement, it can be replaced.

2. No personal shaving purchases in October. Members may purchase shaving related items for others to encourage the hobby/lifestyle (PIF or Gifting). Members are not allowed to request any form of compensation in return, nor are they allowed to sample or test those gift items.

3.a. GIFT cards (including eBay bucks, Amazon gift cards, credit card reward points, etc.) cannot be redeemed for shaving items, even if the cards were purchased and/or received in previous months.
3.b. The "Birthday Rule": Members are not allowed to ask for (or even hint at) shaving gear as gifts for any occasion. This is important for me, personally, as October is my birthday month.

4. Any shaving-related services, like replating or restorations, cannot be arranged or paid for in the month of the restraint if they are not strictly necessary.

5. You are encouraged to engage in trades (especially with each other), but don't enter any PIFs. Signing up for a product waitlist (without placing a deposit) is acceptable.

6. If you have to ask, it probably will put you out. That said, this is a Gentlemanly Restraint - use your own best judgement to self-assess based on the rules above.

Exceptions:

1. Members may participate in B&B Group Buys or B&B branded shaving item purchases, because these may be limited items and all support this common ground. They must be advertised on behalf of B&B to qualify. In an effort to stay true to restraints commitments, please limit B&B purchases to one (1) shaving item per month, including contributions to B&B! (All Non-Shaving B&B items are fair game.)

2. During the season, Sue Moore Items are all exempt from the-no buying rules. Treewhaling on anything Sue Moore-related is encouraged.

3. Members who are in a Quarterly or Yearly sabbatical are allowed to exercise their documented exceptions for those events without failing the monthly restraint.

Mods:

Please leave this thread in the General Shaving Discussion forum until the 15th so we can get as many as possible to see the GRUME. Afterwards, feel free to move the thread to Brotherhoods and Clubs. Thanks!

Tips:

Check out this Wiki article for tips on how to survive a Restraint (or GRUME). It includes a comprehensive checklist to help you figure out whether you've got everything you need for the month.
http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/Help:...ve_a_Restraint

How to Join:

Copy the entire list below
and add your number and name to the bottom. Also, you are welcome to update your signature to show you are in the restraint; for example, "GRUME - [Month] 2020 #1". To do so, click Settings at the top of the forum and then click Edit Signature on the left.

1) FoolishMortal
2)
3)
 

Owen Bawn

"Ask me about a fluffernutter"
1) FoolishMortal
2) henrickd - GRUYERE
3) Doti B
4) cryhavoc - GRUYERE
5) sinnbad11
6) JWCowoby
7) Multum in parvo
8) Owen Bawn

There should be a perfect symmetry to being #8) in October, October meaning 'the 8th month' in Latin. But October is the tenth month, because the egos of Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar demanded they have their own months. Augustus' real name was Octavian; you'd think he could have mucked with his name and 'October' and worked something out but noooooo.
 
1) FoolishMortal
2) henrickd - GRUYERE
3) Doti B
4) cryhavoc - GRUYERE
5) sinnbad11
6) JWCowoby
7) Multum in parvo
8) Owen Bawn
9) ‘Bout Time
10) JKar
11) SharpieB
12) hopper_64
13) Timeclo
14) Heavy_Metal_Hound
15) linty1
16) Stuartganis
17) Mattps1

September was a big spending month, time for a little break
 
I think I'm now up to a razor for each week I have been wet shaving - five arrived today!
Time to take a shopping break...

I'm in,

1) FoolishMortal
2) henrickd - GRUYERE
3) Doti B
4) cryhavoc - GRUYERE
5) sinnbad11
6) JWCowoby
7) Multum in parvo
8) Owen Bawn
9) ‘Bout Time
10) JKar
11) SharpieB
12) hopper_64
13) Timeclo
14) Heavy_Metal_Hound
15) linty1
16)Stuartganis
17) JaggardJ
 
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