I’ve been allowing my goattee to get long lately, now I can just barely get the hair on my chin to reach my eye. I shaved off my moustache for hygienic reasons, so all I have left is a long but somewhat thin beard.
In the last few weeks two different Asian women I come into contact with have made comments on my beard while giggling, one commenting on how long it is. A third Asian woman at the deli gave me extra pastrami (added it to the order after weighing it) and kept staring at my beard, although maybe by now I’m starting to assume that all Asian women are staring at my beard for various reasons.
What the hell does this mean? I’m sorry I don’t know more about the ancestry of the women in question, they could be Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, I’m not sure. All of them seem to speak English as a second language (judging from accent) and they seem to range in age from app. 30 to maybe 50 or so. Does a long stringy beard mean something to middle aged Asian immigrants?