I got to thinking about some of the Staten Island bullshit today, and I made a decision. I'm through shaving for awhile. Yes, beards are overhyped and super hip nowadays. Yes, the mustache is inexplicably making a comeback. No, I don't think that women really like beards for the most part, and I am not "respecting the streak" as Kevin Costner would rightfully complain.
My reasoning for bearding is twofold: I hate shaving and I believe, thoroughly, that respect is something stolen from the underbelly of regard rather than earned.