CAN YOU WAIT A MO WHILE I SORT OUT MY MO?
For some, November is usually spent wondering why stores have put up Christmas decorations in October.
For the rest of us, the month is all about embracing the highly successful Movember campaign.
From humble beginnings in 2004, it has served as a great platform to bring awareness to men’s health issues and raise valuable dollars at the same time.
The bloke-iest of blokes around the country welcome the month as an opportunity to throw the razor into the back of the bathroom cabinet and let their inner lumberjack run free.
Good on you, I say. Go get ‘em, I say. Hope it all goes swimmingly, I say.
But sadly, I don’t mean a word of that because I’m bitterly jealous that they can do it and I can’t. If I wanted to grow a moustache for November, I should have started around June. And even then, there’s no guarantee of success.
Here’s the problem for some of us more follicle-ly challenged gents – growing facial hair on cue is like telling the cat to bring your slippers. There’ll be a sniff of whiskers, but it ain’t gonna happen.
Nonetheless, I still encourage you to give it a red hot go this month.
Whether you grow a thick and luscious lip caterpillar that can be spotted from space or, like me, you can only manage a soccer mo (11 a side) just remember that the whole reason you’re doing it is to get talking about men’s health.
It’s a fun, visual prompt to start that vitally important conversation.
But, whatever you do, be sure to ask your partner first before you start growing that moustache – because it’s even more fun when you know they’re dead against it.