Besides commiserating about the crude people who paid attention (!) to your arm hair, I should point out that back in my forties I swam in a competitive league with a bunch of other old farts.

Most of them shaved their arms and legs. One guy suggested I do it to give myself a speed edge.

He showed me his smooth arms while I looked down at the beer bowling bowl distorting the streamline shape of his belly.

I smiled and thanked him for his advice.

And with my hairy limbs, I clocked better times than him at the next meet. ;-)

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