You man, no beard

February 5, 2010 at 17:34 4 comments

Excerpt from a Fruit Farm Intranet announcement (“mask”, by the way, refers to surgical specimens and not, say, Batman):

So, uh, could I come, if I had a beard? Maybe, being female, the hairs on my chinny-chin-chin are finer and would fold nicely into the mask, possibly because I use conditioner? What about other variants of facial hair? I suppose Misogynistic Moustachio’s moustachio might conceivably pass muster if he managed to stuff it all inside the mask, even if that’s only possible by a hair (hur hur hur, sometimes I amaze myself). But why did nobody mention sideburns – surely those get in the way too? Especially those Ye Olde Englishman types that go straight (and sometimes sideways) from ear to chin? Or folks of no-removal-of hair.period religions, who may have hair going the other way, viz. chin to ears?

Oh, the lengths I go to to entertain myself this rainy Friday, on call, alone in the Farce Room, and Mr. Manx-less for the weekend. Haaaaaaaiizzzzzz.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Yee Ming Mok  |  February 5, 2010 at 21:49

    they are called lamb chop or mutton chops I think

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    • 2. Katie  |  February 6, 2010 at 17:38

      What about those that start at the chin?

      Reply
      • 3. flaneurvric  |  February 7, 2010 at 20:20

        Just because it seems mildly relevant, and I find this web site fascinating, please allow me to share:

        http://beardteamusa.org/

        Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the corresponding Singapore team. I guess this gives you yet another reason to visit the US!

      • 4. Katie  |  February 8, 2010 at 13:42

        Oh, oh, my favourite ones are the chaps with spectacular cheek hair! Hey if I go to the US on HMDP, can we go see them and take pictures? :)

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Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)
Room: A Novel (Emma Donaghue)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
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