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Dear Week’s Growth Beard | Ben Makes Movies

Dear Week’s Growth Beard

It's just getting to be too much.

Dear Week’s Growth Beard,

Well, here we are again. Our relationships always end like this. It seems like it was only 5 days ago that everything in the world was right… I didn’t have to wake up and shave, and you made me feel laid back and carefree.

It wasn’t very long after that before we started having problems again. We’re both to blame: you started chafing my neck, and I wasn’t taking you out in public anymore. I knew that I should have ended it sooner. Call me apathetic or lazy if you want to – sometimes it’s just easier to stay in a bad relationship than to stand up and do something about it.

…But now it’s time for me to shave.

It’s not you, it’s me. Being with you is just a constant reminder of my own shortcomings; every time I look in the mirror I’m reminded that I just don’t have what it takes to grow proper facial hair. Maybe it’s bad genes, or maybe we were just never meant to be. Both of us knew that this couldn’t last forever. Truth be told, I’ve never even wanted a beard.

So, this is it. Nothing you can say will change my mind – I’ve already promised myself that from this point forward I’m going to start shaving more regularly. I’m not going to put myself in this position again. I’m 27 years old and I can’t keep repeating this endless cycle with you.

I’m sorry to have lead you on like this. Let’s just try to remember the good times.

Sincerely,

Ben

P.S. – My wife found out about you. It may take awhile for her to stop looking at me with disgust, but we’re going to try to make it work. I’ve sworn to her that I’m never going to let my facial hair get out of control like that again. Please don’t call me.

5 Responses to “Dear Week’s Growth Beard”

  1. That’s more than I can grow in a month dude, but I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. On one hand I can get away without shaving for a week, sometimes two, but on the other hand it doesn’t make me look very macho. I can grow some mean chops, though! ;)

    Jan 26th 2011 9:11pm
  2. Wow, getting away with not shaving for a week or two would be nice. Unfortunately for me, after about a week or so I don’t look “Macho” either – I just look like a hobo!

    Also, sorry for the delay on your comment being approved. There are still a few kinks to work out of this WordPress install, and I didn’t realize that that was the default setting.

    Jan 27th 2011 5:34am
  3. Ben Mallahan: Wow, getting away with not shaving for a week or two would be nice. Unfortunately for me, after about a week or so I don’t look “Macho” either – I just look like a hobo!Also, sorry for the delay on your comment being approved. There are still a few kinks to work out of this WordPress install, and I didn’t realize that that was the default setting.  

    I was actually going to make a couple more comments on other blog posts, but being the only person to post so far makes me look kind of like one of those people who comment on every blog post even though nobody else does… you know what I mean! The very timely manor in which I’ve responded to your comment also makes me look kind of creepy… I’m gonna take a little break from the computer for now.

    Jan 27th 2011 7:38am
  4. I guess that someone has to get the ball rolling! It also looks like timestamps aren’t showing up on comments, so I’ll fix that as well.

    I enjoy reading and responding to comments, so hopefully there will be more discussions on these posts as more people discover (or rediscover) this site.

    Jan 27th 2011 7:49am
  5. I’m glad you’re back Ben. Looking forward to more videos. (there is another comment for you)

    Jan 27th 2011 7:56am