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Sat Dec 19, 2015, 01:54 AM Dec 2015

Two evenings ago,

I shaved off my goetee which was the result of a short-lived full beard that I had not quite twenty years ago. I left the mustache that I have had for 30+ years. There was a little too much gray showing and I just shaved it to see what I looked like. My wife did not notice the change for about two hours that evening (should I let that bother me?) Finally, she said "holy shit, what did you do? I told her I thought the goatee was making me look old. She said she liked the way I looked with the hairy chin.

Tonight I double-downed. I shaved off the mustache. I grew that shortly after we began dating. The kids had never seen me clean shaven. Apparently, the shock was enough so that I was ordered to get rid of my razors TFN. (I forgot about the scar on my chin from a football injury.)

My dad did something similar when he was a bit older than me. I was feeling nostalgic. I can always grow it back. (I hope it does not come back with even more gray. Shit, I should have thought of that.)

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Two evenings ago, (Original Post) Snobblevitch Dec 2015 OP
Its good to change things up once in a while. Joe Shlabotnik Dec 2015 #1
Or at least once. Snobblevitch Dec 2015 #2
My ex ( before he was my ex) shaved off a goetee vanlassie Dec 2015 #3
Wow. Snobblevitch Dec 2015 #4
Change is good. bigwillq Dec 2015 #5


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3. My ex ( before he was my ex) shaved off a goetee
Sat Dec 19, 2015, 02:51 AM
Dec 2015

And apparently I didn't notice for 24 hours. He handed me an envelope and it was inside. That's when I noticed. Maybe that's why we're no longer married...


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4. Wow.
Sat Dec 19, 2015, 02:56 AM
Dec 2015

There must have some other things going on between the two of you. It would not have occurred to me to save the disgusting whiskers from when I shaved. (My wife has never saved her 'whiskers' either.)

So far, we're all good, as long as I stop shaving for a while. (For some reason, the daughter was particularly bothered. She sometimes overthinks things.)

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