I shaved my beard off Monday morning. Now that it's gone some people are suggesting that it suited me.
Before this, folks tended to react against it: for example, this fantastical comment "...the foulest thing I've seen all day."
To be fair that quote came my way a day or so after Burt Reynolds Day. I was wearing a moustache Fu Mancho style.
The beard may return in 2007.