In my first Movember blog I mentioned about the countless number of jokes I have been receiving about my so-called “moustache”.
I thought I would use this one to tell you a story about one of these incidents.
Last Thursday I found myself sitting in the food court at the Invista Center in Kingston.
I was sitting with several members and volunteers of the Trenton Golden Hawks Junior A hockey team waiting for the start of their game against the Kingston Voyageurs.
For those of you who don’t know, my roommates and I currently work in the Golden Hawks organization. We broadcast their home games on the Internet through OJHL Live and record video of their road games.
Anyways, back to the story…
We were sitting there chatting when one of the volunteers turned to me and said, “I think this guy is participating in Movember.”
I replied with, “Why yes I am. There is not much there though.”
After a couple laughs, the chirps started to fly.
“It’s Movember, I think starting in August is cheating,” said one volunteer.
“Don’t worry, you will be able to participate (in Movember) when you finally hit puberty,” said another.
Before long everybody within earshot was voicing their opinion of my disgraceful darkened upper lip that I was trying to pass off as a moustache.
“My son has a better moustache than you, and he’s sixteen,” said a father of one of the players.
“Your not really participating in Movember if you never have to shave,” said another.
Because of my sense of humor I was able to handle these jokes and even laugh at a few.
The thing is, I know my moustache is lame.
I knew going into this month that I wasn’t going to be able to grow much facial hair.
It’s not a surprise.
I don’t care what my moustache looks like. It’s not the reason I chose to join the Loyalist Mo-Crew and participate in Movember. The whole point of this initiative is to raise awareness for men’s health and make sure men are aware that prostate cancer is a big deal and can happen to anyone.
My classmates and I are helping people take notice to a bigger issue. We might not have the best moustaches but at least we are trying.
As a group the Loyalist Mo-Crew currently has raise $830 dollars. We are trying to make a difference.
If you are interesting in helping me or my team, click the link and donate. It doesn’t have to be much, any amount will do.
And if you want, feel free to post a joke about my moustache. I’m down for a laugh.
If you do, you might as well donate while your at it.