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.

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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.

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