Since it's my last week of unemployment, I cut my beard into a fu manchu moustache. Think Paul Teutul, Sr. Think Hulk Hogan. Think Fresh Pepper.
When I visited my grandmother's house, everyone laughed and said I looked like an asshole. Some said I looked like a 70's gay porn star.
When I visited my wife's family, my father-in-law laughed and my mother-in-law asked what I was thinking. Then when we visited the wife's extended family, something very strange happened: nobody even mentioned it. Not a word. I don't know if that means that we're just not that close and they aren't comfortable telling me I look like an asshole or that they're a little scared of me.