Office worker, Nigel Hurst, has admitted his beard is not naturally as hirsute as he would have liked it to appear.
“It started off as a bit of fun with some of the lads at football, to see who could grow the bushiest beard. How was I to know it would turn out like this?”
“In the first week of growth I was imaging it would blossom into a thick soft, even beard, possibly with a bit of grey like George Clooney’s”, says Hurst, “the reality was patchy, straggly and ginger.”
“Rather than look like a disease ridden tramp, It was then that I made the decision to fill in the gaps with a pen”
“It took me ages to find the right colour, luckily my daughter has a massive felt tip collection, how could I not find the right match with 250 pens to choose from.”
“I think I managed to get away with it, although I’ve been close to being found out a couple of times with the wet weather we have been having recently.”