the amazing entertainment value of growing a beard
A couple of nights ago, Joaquin phoenix turned in this performance on David Letterman’s show.
It is kinda ridiculous that facial hair would inspire an employer to wonder how they can handle you, but it does. There are some jobs where i can understand the need for appearance. Sales, news anchor, consulting to clients, etc.. In those jobs, your image is part of what is being sold. You signed up for that, so you live with it. But in other jobs, it shouldn’t really make a difference. Why, if you can do a job well, does superficial appearance matter? It’s the way that it is, i suppose. But i’ll do my part to protest once in a while.
btw, the gut i’m currently sporting isn’t part of a protest. I’ll work on getting rid of it soon i hope.