Remember when we started college and all the guys grew out their hair? I mean…ALL of their hair? It was like some sort of gross contest to see who could have the longest, dirtiest hair on campus. Eww. Like they were all taking a stand. Letting the world know that they were out of their parents’ houses, out of high school, and could grow out a nasty little goatee if they wanted to.
And the worst part? We were just supposed to let it happen. We were supposed to be okay with these guys not participating in a daily shower and shave. Well, all I can say is that I couldn’t wait for that phase to end. Unfortunately, it lasted most of college, and I was even at a clean-cut school. I thought for sure the days of seeing greasy hair and poorly grown-out staches were over! Well, think again, bitches!!
Welcome to the law school years. Apparently it’s another excuse for men to be gross. Most of the guys in my section (the evening program) have full-time jobs and probably more than half are married. This means that these men get up at a reasonable hour, live with WOMEN, work in a professional environment, and yet they have resorted to looking like hairy monsters. It’s really getting out of hand too. This older guy grew out a full beard for a few weeks, but then shaved it off because it was getting out of hand (thank god!). I noticed a guy tonight sporting the first few days of a mustache. It was a tiny, thin, scraggly line of hair above his lip. Seriously nasty. Oh, and this guy in the front row hasn’t cut his hair in what looks like months. Actually, it doesn’t look like he’s washed it much either. Every week it gets bigger…no, not longer, BIGGER. It is seriously distracting me. And frankly, if I don’t get straight-freaking-A’s this semester it is that dude’s fault!!
So listen up, men. If you’re over the age of 20, please wash, trim, and shave. If you don’t know how to sport proper facial hair, then don’t even attempt to grow it out. I refuse to be exposed to your disgusting habits any longer. You’re all way too old for his behavior. We’re supposed to be in law school. Let’s show a smidgen of class, shall we?