June 26, 2006

The problem with the beard

Filed under: India — Chris @ 11:00 am

Extrapolating from my first 24 hours in the presence of the beard, I calculate that some variant of the phrase “You have some Indian food in your beard” would be repeated approximately 125 times over the next six weeks. Which would be clearly unreasonable.


  1. Eeew. Food in the beard is a whole new level of bad hygiene. Women are so civilizing!

    I think you guys should sign your posts so things don’t get confusing. However, my recent experiences IMing Chris have given lie to the theory that couples start talking like one another. Although you DO prove that people look like their pets (Chris=Hedgehog).

    Comment by Stephen — June 26, 2006 @ 11:33 am

  2. Note that the post is immediately followed by the following: “posted by Hilleary”. I agree with you that it would be preferable to have the byline near the title, but this is the current state-of-the-art with our Blogger template. I’ll tinker with it later, when I am not actually trying to work.

    Comment by Chris — June 26, 2006 @ 11:48 am

  3. In response to the actual post, I’d like to say that H caught me on a bad day, and that I normally go straight from the table to the sink to wash both my hands and face. This is necessitated by the cultural emphasis on eating with your hands (or, more precisely, your (right) hand), especially because the food is often loose or runny and needs to be sort of shoveled into your mouth…

    Not a pretty picture, right? It’s not just the beard, folks, it’s the System.

    Comment by Chris — June 26, 2006 @ 11:52 am

  4. As mother of the offending beard wearer. Hoorah for Hilleary, food or no food. It was awful. Good try though.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 27, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

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