A Beard Story

May 20, 2010

It was a nice day, so Hayden and I were at the park.  We went for a run, rode the train, and were enjoying the sunshine.  Hayden in his aviators, I in my grocery-store-favorites.  I was doing a little stretching while Hayden played in the grass when I noticed a man woman, about 20 feet away, staring at us.  She started saying something to me, and I half turned away, as I am rarely in the mood for conversation with a woman with a beard.

That’s right, I said she had a beard.  There was salt and pepper hair all over her chin, and I don’t think it was just part of her whole I-belong back at-the-commune look.  That shit was legit.  Growing out of her chinAt least two inches long. Can you picture it?

She started walking toward me, pointing at Hayden, saying, “Can I tell you something about your baby’s sunglasses?”  And before I could say no and run, she gave be a sermon about how terrible sunglasses are for my baby, they will ruin his eyesight, the research shows blah blah blah, UV protection is a farce blah blah blah, eye doctors are a sham blah blah blah, the human body has adaptations and the eyes will adapt to sunlight.

And I said, “Oh, like your beard?  Is that some sort of adaptation?”

Okay, I didn’t actually say that.  But I wanted to.

Hayden loves his shades!

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3 Responses to A Beard Story

  1. Mary on May 20, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Ha! Leighton loves to wear sunglasses too! LOVES them. I believe this man/woman was in Houston a few months ago. I saw a he/she with a beard and I could not stop staring. How does that happen?! Thankfully, he/she didn’t try to give me any parenting advice!


  2. Alex@LateEnough on May 20, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Wow! A whole level of crazy that I was unaware of — at least I’ll be warned by the beard.


  3. Mr. Meadows on May 20, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I saw a lady with a beard once.


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