… or, Why do my sideburns never match up?
For a while now, I’ve noticed that the sideburn on the right side of my head tends to become longer than the sideburn on the left side of my head. Occasionally this is the result of a careless barber, but I’ve done my best to make sure the two are level when leaving the snip-shop. Invariably, a couple of weeks later the right sideburn is longer than the left. I don’t have muttonchops, or anything remotely approaching that level of hirsuteness; my sideburns are usually 1/4 inch or so.
Is this a common phenomenon? I know from Cecil’s earlier work that fingernails grow faster on the hand you favor (I’m right-handed, if that matters in this discussion). Does that translate to hair growth, too? Or am I a horrible freak of nature that deserves massive federal tax breaks due to my disfigurement?