THE BEARDED ONE

P1040172P1040179After a year and a month I found myself staring at Animal and thinking, Looks like someone I know. I then looked in the mirror and realised why. I had begun to morph into my own mascot. A major sign for me to do away with the facial hair.

That and I felt like my skin needs some vitamin D. So here are my top ten

Pros And Cons To Having A Beard

By The Nomadic Diaries

PROS

CONS

At the five O’clock shadow stage, you come off lookin’ rugged and tough At the five O’clock shadow stage, you itch like a flea-bitten dog
As the heat sets in, you find that it keeps away flies and mosquitoes That’s because they get swallowed up by the beard, never to be heard of again
Whenever you eat, you collect food to save for an emergency This attracts all sorts of wildlife to your beard including a herd of buffalo
When you go swimming, your face remains cooler for longer due to the wetness of the beard When it dries out and you’re in tropical Africa you tend to pass out from heatstroke
It’s a great hit with the guys and a conversation starter Not such a great hit with the ladies and a conversation killer as the herd of buffalo now calling your beard ‘home’ ward them off
When it’s long enough, every time you stroke it you look like a wise man Sometimes other people feel inclined to stroke it to feel like a wise man
You can get your beard braided It fuckin’ hurts to unbraid it
You can tie it up to control it a bit better You can’t control a herd of buffalo
It scares little kids and old folk Moo-ha-ha
Depending on your hairstyle and location, you are called ‘Jesus’ and gather a following Depending on your hairstyle and location, you are called ‘Jesus’ and gather a following

 

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