I was apprehended by my landlord earlier today whilst I was on my way out to shoot some 8-ball and it wasn’t to give me some Christmas cheer I assure you. He asked me what I thought about the ongoing crisis in and out of Nigeria i.e. terrorism. I told him it was all rather unfortunate that the present government cannot give the public the assurance that there is adequate security in place. All that was left, I concluded, was to pray for a positive change. He agreed. But what he went on to say was not what I was prepared for. He expressed his concern for my full beard.
Apparently my landlord believes these are dangerous times where my bearded look can easily have me mistaken for a terrorist. I beg to differ. If terrorists could only be identified by beards and this was common knowledge then the directive from government should be thus: ‘Any man caught sporting a full beard will be imprisoned and assumed to be a member of Boko Haram or ISIS‘.
My question now to you dear readers is this – Do you think I should shave my beard off completely come 2016? I’ll put a poll up and leave you to decide for the rest of 2015. The power is in your hands…
Hahahaha Tonwa, I think you should shave your beard off…. Merry Christmas! xo
Noted, Yvette. Will check the polls at the end of the year ☺
Please shave it off completely and don’t leave a strand.
The subject came up in one of Shakespeare’s plays and was addressed thus by one of the characters: ” He who wears a beard shows that he is more than a youth, he who does not shows that he is less than a man.” So you see, terrorism has nothing to do with it. Wear your beard with pride, my friend and worry not what others might think!
Thanks Benn, I really appreciate the Shakespeare reference. I’ve been wearing it all this while not caring what people think even at the office, so I can relate with what you’ve said. Eventually I envisage I will get tired of the look – it’s fast becoming an ‘epidemic’ in my neck of the woods. Well, well Mr. Bell time will tell 🙂
Sorry brother, but when I saw your photo, scrolling through my WordPress app, first thing I thought was “Why is the crazy Nigerian sporting a terrorist beard?”
Your landlord was right. Of course, on the other hand you could call it camouflage. 😉
lol! Thanks Jim. Didn’t mean to scare you (hope you didn’t drop your phone). I’ll let the poll decide on this one, though the results are looking decisive as at my last check. To shave or not to shave – that remains the question. Merry Christmas by the way!
Merry Christmas my friend.