'Captain, are you alright?'
'Perfect, Mr. Spock.'
'Is this some kind of an Earth ritual you are indulging in?'
'Well, it does date several centuries ago....'
'I see. It bears a resemblance to the practice of chastisement, or self-flogging, characteristic for some ancient Christian denominations. You never told me you were religious, Jim.'
'It is called 'waxing', Mr. Spock. I am making myself pretty for you.'
'But Jim, you are always pr-', snap!
'Would you like me to make myself pretty too, Jim?'
'No, Spock, you don't have to wax. At least one of us has to be the man here.'
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