The following is an interview with fellow Beardy, Cole Harden
I sat down with Cole at a crowded little coffee joint on the campus of Gardner Webb University. I have known Cole to sport a pretty fat beard in the past, but this time, his beard was “neatly” trimmed because apparently Cole “needs a job”.
Me: Hi, Kevin here from Broad River Coffee Company right across the street from Gardner Webb University in… are we in North Carolina?
Me: Okay, in North Carolina. Could you please, for official reasons, state your name — your full name?
Cole: Brian Nicholas Harden, otherwise known as Cole.
Me: Could you please spell that for me?
Cole: (Begins to trouble me by spelling his name)
Me: That’s, that’s good enough. Could you please describe for me when you realized you had potential to grow a beard?
Cole: Well, I guess I was…15?
Me: 15…that is kind’ve early. Did you start with the Thinstache or go right for the beard?
Cole: I went all out. I’m kind’ve lazy so I just kinda went with it to see what would grow.
Me: Now, with your beard, is it a full wrap-around beard that connects from the front to the back or is it mostly confined to the front portion of your body?
Cole: (Offers a humourously puzzled look)
Me: Does it connect with your chest hair?
Cole: No, I wish. I’m not quite that lucky.
Me: Nor am I. What have you noticed about having a beard that proves to be troublesome?
Cole: It’s not so much having the beard that’s troublesome. It’s shaving.
Cole: That is the troubling part.
Me: So the trouble with your beard is that it interrupts your laziness?
Cole: It does. It just keeps growing and I can’t do anything about it.
Me: Thanks a lot.
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