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Posted on 2007.04.16 at 22:00


leonardii at 2007-06-05 22:10 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pogonotrophy:

Yeah, too much is definitely not cool. I see dudes with lamb chops that look like they came from the Civil War Era. I don't know what to think though... I'm 35... not 18.

Since I'm not so young and hip anymore, I don't know *what* the latest crazes are. I'm certainly not a conservative when it comes to new fashion. I embrace awesome looks and unique styles. But mutton chops on a guy that looks like he's only about 20 just looks a little freakish.

But - who am I to say what's cool.

When I was about 21 - I worked in a cheap hotel as a hotel clerk. These older guys... probably in their late 30s... they came to the front desk (me - as I was the only guy there), and this hotel was far from elegant. It was inexpensive, maybe not a rat shack, but not a Hilton suite for sure. They had something wrong... like a missing towel from their room, or they ordered extra towels and they never came... whatever it was, it was pretty lame for a complaint for the type of hotel/motel where they decided to stay the night (cheap... just like they were - they looked like white trash). They had the nerve to demand a FULL refund of their bill... about $43 dollars (this was about 1996).

I told them that I couldn't do that, nor could I give them a discount on their bill. I just didn't have that kind of authority (I was just a simple desk clerk, and even if I could - they were jerks so I wasn't about to give them any discount of any kind). I was wearing my goatee... and back then it was sort of avant garde, as it was not nearly as ubiquitous as it is today.

These guys called me every cuss word in the naval tongue. But my favorite was when one of the guys said, "Well, maybe I'll just come around that counter and kick your ass you bearded-fuck!"

I smiled. I mean - it was just too funny. Of course, he wasn't smiling. But then, my composure came back... and I threw the guy's receipt at him and said "Just get the hell out of here and don't ever come back!!"

There was two of them, so perhaps they could have started a ruckus - but I had just gotten out of the army, and I was still pretty well built. Maybe they took a good look and decided that it would not be worth a brawl. Anyway... they left. But I'll never forget being called a "bearded-fuck!"

Today, I still wear my goatee with pride - just as I did back then when I got looks from all sorts of people. I mean, I think in the small town of Abilene, I was maybe one of two guys who sported the goatee. It was considered quite a "movement" back then.

Now... a goatee is as common as weeds in the garden. :)
snapper521 at 2007-06-07 19:25 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pogonotrophy:

Haha!! That is hilarious. :-D I love that story. :-D

"Back then I was still well built" that makes you sound as though you are just falling apart... the nails coming out of every board...
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