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Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Paranoid? Moi?

Maybe I'm getting too up-my-own-arse, but yesterday I turned up at work clean-shaven, after three years with the full beard in the photo. So far only two people, out of the thirty or so I've encountered, have shown any indication of noticing. This means that the others:
  1. genuinely haven't noticed (because they never noticed the beard in the first place) and I wildly over-estimate the significance to them of my appearance
  2. have noticed, but it's so trivial that it's unworthy of comment
  3. have noticed and are too embarrassed (for my sake), by the wobbly double chin, to draw attention to it
  4. think I'm someone else
On balance I think I'll ease my paranoia by assuming it's option 4. That way I can ask them what they really thought about that bloke with the beard who used to sit at my desk.

posted by Plig | 13:45 |

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