The Mustache has come back into popularity. I do not personally have anything against the mustache, as I do not know if I would recognize my dad without one. I (sometimes) support (sometimes secretly – sorry Pancho for not vocally promoting you) others having them. Or I just don’t care that much. Or I think you look creepy. It really depends on your face. However, regardless of my thoughts about how a mustache looks on your face, I recently gained a new respect for those brave souls who have a long term (or longer than 6 baseball innings) commitment to the ‘stache upon their face.
After my own personal encounter, I have learned firsthand some of the pitfalls, downsides, annoying parts, and joys of having a mustache. If you have never had one, let me share with you:
- Mustaches don’t always stick to your face. Adhesive can wear off.
- Mustaches make it nearly impossible to smile or show any facial expression, as they could fall off at any moment.
- You become paranoid that your mustache is straight.
- You also grow increasingly in your concern over whether your mustache is all laying in the same direction or of the hair is becoming a bit unruly.
- Mustaches make it difficult to drink pop.
- Mustaches shed. Sometimes into said pop.
- At times, one may inhale their mustache hair, causing you to wonder if now you have mustache hair stuck in your nose. A most unpleasant feeling.
- Mustaches do not ensure a Twins win. Sorry Pavano. I like your facial hair, but your team still broke my heart.
- On the upside – you are pretty much always a crowd pleaser. Even to your enemies (you are welcome Yankees fans, for bringing you such joy)
I’m guessing that you can relate to my experiences if you have ever grown a mustache for your own face. While I will not be joining you in the facial hair world, I will may continue to support your attempts by baking you cupcakes.