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A Growing Beard Makes No Sound

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Brilliant Disguise.”

Soon after starting to date Che, I spent a month in Portugal with my Grandmother and Great-Uncle whom I had not seen for 16 years.

During this time, completely unbeknownst to me, Che decided to not shave until my return. A rather cutely romantic gesture. Everyone else knew about this but did not tell me.

This predates cellphones. Skype apperared many years later. We communicated via land line telephone. Those were the days of postcards although I never sent any.

The first time I saw Che after getting back home I  spent a whole evening in his company and not once did I realize he had grown a rather substantial beard! I do not like them at all so you would have thought I would have noticed.

I was none the wiser until the next day when my Mom remarked about Che having shaved off the beard.

Beard, what beard?

Whereupon my family burst into laughter and told me the story.

Did you know that a growing beard makes no sound, at least to the untrained ear?

Microblog Mondays 43: Pet Public Peeve

Mel ended her Microblog Monday post with the following question:

“What are your pet peeves in public spaces?”

Mine has to be drinking in public. I don’t do it and I don’t like other people around me doing it (restaurants don’t count, off course).

Let me be more specific – I’m talking about drinking in public at music concerts and sports events.

I don’t feel comfortable around people who drink because people invariably drink too much.

I remember a wonderful Euro 2004 in Portugal – Heineken was the drinks supplier and they sold a non-alcoholic beer. This did not make the event less successful or enjoyable. Tickets were sold out for all matches so the fact that there was no alcohol on sale did not affect it one bit.

So why aren’t all music concerts and sports events alcohol-free? It must be because the margins on booze are so high that it makes business sense for the alcohol suppliers.

That’s my two-cents worth on this Microblog Monday.

Entered as part of Microblog Mondays – click on the link to see more Microblog Mondays blogs.