isoface.jpgWriting about facial hair, namely moustaches, in the Observer Woman last week Mimi Spencer compares herself to a yak, mountaineer Chris Bonington and presenter Dickie Davies. Now I don't know about you but when I don't wax or bleach my 'tache I don't look like a Himalayan bovine animal. I have a fairly noticeable bit of fluff but that's it, I don't look like a man or an animal just a woman with a fuzzy shadowy upper lip.
I realise that Spencer's article was in jest but women can't seem to talk about facial hair without grossly exaggerating for comedy effect "I have a beard!" "well I look like a man!", it's almost like a competition to see who can conjure up the most grotesque descriptions of themselves. I'm quite slim so if was to tell you that sometimes I look like an obese person you'd probably tell me to stop being so attention-seeking and self-absorbed.
Sometimes I bleach my moustache, sometimes I wax it, sometimes I can't be bothered and go around inflicting my hairy lip on people, but it's not the end of the world and I don't look like Magnum P.I!