2006
07.10

I find it very disconcerting when guys change their facial hair. All of a sudden you are looking at a section of their face that hasn’t seen the sunshine in years, and it seems so inappropriate, so embarrassing, like they forgot to put on pants when they went to the grocery store.

A friend of mine shaved off his moustache a couple of weeks ago, and I am only just beginning to recover. Handsome guy and all that, but now I have to totally change the way his face scans in my minds eye. Sam used to look one way, now he looks a different way.

It’s all so sudden!

Back in the olden days, when I lived in New York and ran with a considerably rougher crowd than I do now, a good friend of mine was going through a ridiculously gnarly break-up with his girlfriend of eight years, and he reacted by shaving his entire head. It looked awful. We are all aware that there are some people who should never bare their scalps willingly. Tom was one.

He was totally aware of this, however. He said he had shaved his head and subjected the world to this gruesome sight as symbolic protest against his girl having fled him.

Yes, it was wrong, and horrible, to gaze on his shaved head. Just as it was wrong and horrible for a girl who had once bought him two strippers as a birthday present to have left him.

For her dealer, as you will perhaps be unsurprised to hear.

Symbolic protest. Whatever. The guy had a bumpy head, and his girl was in rehab within months.

Happy ending.

Moral of the story: Don’t shave your head, don’t take up with your dealer, and don’t expect me to adjust too rapidly when you shave off your facial hair.

I never said I dealt well with change.

  1. whining about facial hair? you need a hobby (and stronger anti depressants)

  2. I knew a girl that shaved her head because she hated her mother. What does shaving your head prove to anyone?

  3. TGO on July 10, 2006 at 2:59 am said:

    whining about facial hair? you need a hobby (and stronger anti depressants)

    Like what, heckling people on websites all day and night?

    Crys on July 10, 2006 at 3:36 am said:

    I knew a girl that shaved her head because she hated her mother. What does shaving your head prove to anyone?

    It proves you’re a dumbass, I guess LOL

  4. i shaved my head into a chelsea when i was 14 and kept that look until i was about 17. not a smart move. it was very nice though. all i needed to do in the morning was hop into the shower and go. it wasn’t very attractive, but it was convenient…. i always look back to that particular time in my life and think ‘what the fuck was wrong with me?!’, to this day i still don’t fully understand why i did it……

  5. John on July 10, 2006 at 8:12 am said:

    Like what, heckling people on websites all day and night?
    yes. Heckling would be considered a lot more fun than whining about facial hair.

    It proves you’re a dumbass, I guess LOL

    and then you go an heckle someone. you’re a funny man johnny

  6. TGO on July 10, 2006 at 9:36 am said:

    and then you go an heckle someone. you’re a funny man johnny

    whoops i put the first answer in the blockquote. my bad

  7. I was replying to a question she asked.

    Crys on July 10, 2006 at 3:36 am said:

    What does shaving your head prove to anyone?

    In case you missed it the first time, slick.

  8. I’ve always wanted to shave my head. Have this desire to know what my scalp actually looks like actually. And hey…no dandruff. Shrug.

    But I can totally get why you have a problem with facial hair suddenly disappearing. An uncle of mine was ragged in college a long time back, where they shaved off half his moustache. Well he had to shave the other half as well, of course and when I saw him…well, needless to say, I cracked up and still do when I think about the expression on his face. HEHE

  9. I’ve always wanted to shave my head to see if it would grow back thicker. I mean, once you shave your legs it grows back thicker, so why not?

  10. Hey thanks for visiting my humble abode. It’s not really an abode, but whatever. I felt obliged, thus I came by, to tell you that the Soccer World Cup occurs/comes to life/happens, or however you wanna say it, every 4 years. Just like the Olympics. Au revoir.

  11. Musme on July 10, 2006 at 8:44 pm said:

    Hey thanks for visiting my humble abode. It’s not really an abode, but whatever. I felt obliged, thus I came by, to tell you that the Soccer World Cup occurs/comes to life/happens, or however you wanna say it, every 4 years. Just like the Olympics. Au revoir.

    You’re talking to me, I think, and yeah. The Olympics shouldn’t be repeated either.

  12. there are only 3 things a woman should shave and her head isnt one of them.

  13. TGO on July 10, 2006 at 9:36 pm said:

    there are only 3 things a woman should shave and her head isnt one of them.

    I agree completely.

    I’m not going to pretend I read this entire thing because I totally did not. I’m conserving energy so I had to skim.

    I just wanted to say that there is absolutely nothing sexier than a man with bald head. Anyone who disagrees might have to classify themselves as partial lesbian.

    Think Ami then attempt to disagree with me.

  14. Three things. Hmmm. Upper lip. Ears. Nose hair.

    Do I win?

  15. no. its legs, armpits, and the “sweet spot”

    although yes upper lip, ears, and nose hair would be nice to but i really havent come across many this those issues.

  16. Consider yourself blessed.

  17. John on July 10, 2006 at 9:40 am said:

    In case you missed it the first time, slick.

    I think sharpie is more fitting ;)

  18. TGO on July 10, 2006 at 9:37 am said:

    whoops i put the first answer in the blockquote. my bad

    Hey, nobody’s perfect. But since you always claim to be, I guess that makes you a nobody =)

  19. youe god is perect in every way. one slight miscalculation due to rushing means nothing.

    it’s sad that you still dont get it. come on take off your captqain oblivious suit and get a clue.

  20. Will you two children stop flooding the site with your stupidity?

  21. first off John. NEVER talk down to me. That will only get me to turn on you quicker than you can say webcam.
    Second, this really should be aimed at captain Oblivious wonder Back Pedaler of the world. read the msg, Im not the one who started it.

  22. TGO on July 12, 2006 at 9:37 am said:

    youe god is perect in every way. one slight miscalculation due to rushing means nothing.

    it’s sad that you still dont get it. come on take off your captqain oblivious suit and get a clue.

    One?

    Here’s your sign!

    TGO on July 12, 2006 at 7:42 pm said:

    first off John. NEVER talk down to me. That will only get me to turn on you quicker than you can say webcam… Im not the one who started it.

    Oh WAAAH you little pussy! What? You don’t like it when John talks down to you? WTF are ya going to do about it? Or better yet, what CAN you do about it?

    exactly. what makes you, you. Nothing.

  23. the miscalculations equal up to less than 1%. and since everything else i do is superb it over-compensates for it. hence.. perfection.

    theres plenty that can be done about it. he’d rather have me and a friend than an enemy.

    It makes me GOD.

  24. John, I know you emailed both of us and I respect your wishes. Just do me a favor & re-read the above comment and share an inside chuckle with me, K?

  25. Thanks. I would hope the two of you can respect the fact that TDE is not the place for commenters to harass each other. If it were about the two of you commenting about the entry, and it got a bit carried away, I can understand. But it’s to the point where it’s petty bickering, and that is not to be tolerated here anymore.

    I’ve lost at least two writers over useless comments that were uncalled for, and I’ve been called by several other people in saying that I’m only letting the crap continue because I want the hits or the high comment count. There are other places people can go to waste their time hating on each other… this isn’t one of them.

  26. TGO on July 13, 2006 at 11:43 am said:

    theres plenty that can be done about it. he’d rather have me and a friend than an enemy.

    Wouldn’t a friend respect the wishes of their friend, then?