Some years back, I had to bid a tearful adieu to my moustache and had penned this moving epitaph when I was caught in the resulting maelstrom of emotions.
Now, BBC News reports that
Apparently, clean chins are becoming more commonplace among younger people who no longer have role models sporting beards or moustaches.
What have I done to this country? I never realised that, by removing my fearsome moustache, I was robbing the young people of a powerful role model.