Someone said :
I'm starting to resemble a wooly mammoth.
I normally keep my beard shortly trimmed and get my hair cut once a month to a number 4.
On Xmas eve I had surgery to remove a tumor from my neck and so couldn't shave for about 6 weeks.
Well if I wasn't shaving I figured there was no point in trimming my beard. And if I'm not trimming my beard I might as well forgo haircuts for the interim.
The result is unusual. I haven't had long hair since my early twenties and never a long beard.
I was at Trader Joe's last Sunday doing my shopping and a woman had a young child in the shopping cart. The child couldn't take his eyes off me, kept turning around to follow me with his eyes.
After passing them several times as I made my way from aisle to aisle, the mother finally approached me. She seemed a bit embarrassed. She said her son was convinced I was Santa Claus.
I said, "no, that's not me. He's my older brother." Winked and went about my shopping.