If I go out on the night time I will without a doubt have random people I don’t know touch my face and head. For the most part it’s okay, they’re talking to me outside the venue or having a smoke alongside me so we get chatting. And then they want to rub my head and stroke my beard, which is cool if they are nice.
But I’ll get people who just lunge at my face like it’s okay, and it’s not. I feel bad for their friends that pull them away from me, I tell them it’s okay and it’s not their bad. But I’m a in shape 6 foot 4 male that could be a problem if I wanted to be (I’m not, I’m a softy). And it’s girls that do it and it’s their male friends or boyfriends that feel that they need to interject ‘cos they think I might kick off. I’ll not, but some day they’ll have someone kick off with them and it’ll be ugly.
STOP TOUCHING MY FACE/BEARD LIKE I’M A FUCKING CAT!
Luckily no one has slapped my bald head in all the years that I’ve shaved it. Not that it hurts more than an unshaven head, it’s just fucking annoying when people do it.
So please people, if you like what you see, ask for permission to touch it. And that goes for everything, not just beards and bald heads.