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No beard for this hubby

English: Thomas Nast's most famous drawing, &q...
Thomas Nast’s most famous drawing, “Merry Old Santa Claus”,
from the January 1, 1881 edition of Harper’s Weekly. 
 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The only bearded man I like is Santa Claus- partly because he
is fat and jolly and says Ho, Ho, Ho; and partly because he only exists in
Department stores and Christmas parties where he hands out presents . Bearded
men always fill me with a certain dread – looking scruffy and unkempt and if
they are big and well built, appear menacingly scary. Many years ago, my husband decided
that he needed a break from routine and decided to stop  shaving on the weekend. Many women welcome this
break and the stubble that can tickle but not me. But before I knew it, the weekend
stubble became a daily growth till finally it grew into a full fledged beard.

At first it didn’t matter because a beard was less poky than
a stubble and somehow the added hair gave Hubby Dear an air of distinction
especially when he stroked it for effect (while he was thinking).  He would spend hours grooming it, combing it,
trimming it, while his razor collected grime and grunge with non-use. And the
beard kept on  growing  till it became a coffee filter that needed to
be cleaned after each cup of coffee. Of course my protests were ignored with
practiced ease till one day we were walking and Hubby Dear had a strong desire
to pee.  With a bathroom nowhere in
sight, he decided to approach the petrol pump of which we were esteemed clients
with an account that ran into thousands each month. My husband went to the
back, to use the Staff Toilet but was shooed off like a criminal because he was
mistaken for a Khalistani terrorist! Needless to say when we went home that
night, out came the razor and off came the beard and I regained my husband –
beardless once more!

This post is a part of #WillYouShave activity at BlogAdda in association with Gillette

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Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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