I am in Florida and I was at Barnes & Noble and there was a lady with a goatee at the counter (to protect her privacy, I won't say the city.) When I saw her, I thought I might have been hallucinating because I had just come in during a very hot afternoon, but I talked to other people who confirmed her existance.%0D %0D I have worked corporate retail before and I am pretty shocked that they let her get away with this. Has anybody ever worked at Barnes and Noble? Don't they have strick appearance guidelines?
Bearded Saleslady at Barnes & Noble
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/03/2013|
[quote]Don't they have strick appearance guidelines?
I don't know.
Why don't you call and aks them?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/27/2011|
Times are had honey. At this point they would hire a goat if it could sale books.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/27/2011|
Stop making fun of black people, r1.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/27/2011|
I'm surry doesnt anybudy proofreed there riting aneemore?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/27/2011|
There's something wrong with her balls -- leave her alone, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/27/2011|
Were you near Tampa? Because Gibsonton still has some carny folk. Maybe she's working during off season to help support her freak family.%0D %0D Was it unkempt? Scraggly? Bits of food stuck in it? Braided with beads? If not, then STFU.%0D %0D I'm sure you're no prize either OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/27/2011|
OPs muff may be saggy, but thanx to a Weed Whacker, it ain't shaggy.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/27/2011|
Some women embrace the beard. Yes it's strange but it's not unheard of. A lot of them are lesbians or even transgender but the majority are just regular women with families.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/27/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/27/2011|
Doesn't this belong in the Michfest thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/27/2011|
Cool story, bro. Tell it again.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/27/2011|
I saw a well-dressed lady out once, and was horrified to see she also sported a chin full of wild hairs. There is no way she couldn't have noticed them. She just didn't care. I could NOT finish my enchiladas after that.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/27/2011|
"Times are had honey"%0D %0D Oh, dear?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/27/2011|
I'm just glad we got rid of pantyhose.
Women of every color used to sport hairy legs with little hairs poking out of the mesh. It's not as spooky when it's not matted down like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/27/2011|
[quote] Because Gibsonton still has some carny folk. Maybe she's working during off season to help support her freak family.
Does that explain all the fat ladies I keep seeing?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/27/2011|
live and let live
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/27/2011|
Unfortunately not R15. I'm surprised Florida's penisula hasn't sunk into the Atlantic from the ever increasing weight of the lard asses I see on a daily basis.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/27/2011|
Granola women are known to not shave or wear make-up.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/27/2011|
[quote] live and let live
Of course, had the bearded saleslady been a 50 year old-plus tranny or a guy with a goatee and makeup wearing a skirt, R16 would be outraged by this "freakish exhibition of misogyny" and would happily call for the person's firing.
Isn't that right, R16 dear?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/27/2011|
"I have worked corporate retail before and I am pretty shocked that they let her get away with this."%0D %0D Barnes and Noble is a book store of course and book stores are sometimes less likely to the intolerant sources in our society- as you seem to be OP. %0D %0D Was she nice, was she helpful, was she neat and clean?%0D %0D Or was it the beard that facial hair that offended you? Post your pic and let's decide if you are fit to work in retail.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/27/2011|
Wonder if it was Jennifer Miller, the famous Coney Island bearded lady.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/27/2011|
R20 get off your high horse you self-righteous heifer.%0D %0D A woman with a beard is either attention seeking or just nasty. Either way it is gross. OP doesn't need to justify his own looks in order for some of us to agree that a bearded chick is just gross.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/27/2011|
I grew up when not shaving your underarms was considered hip and sexy (I think the illustrated original edition of "Joy of Sex" played a part in this) and I still think that if a woman has nice-looking underarm hair and keeps it neat and clean it should be allowed. As far as legs go, it's easy enough to wear pants if you don't want to shave them. I still think a good-looking woman with full leg hair in stockings can be quite sexy, especially women of color. But it's sort of a weird look and I wouldn't do it.
The trouble with facial hair on women is that it doesn't usually come out as a full moustache and beard, just this wispy looking stuff that would look bad even on a man. I guess that's my rule. If it would also look bad on a man, depiliate.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/27/2011|
Show me you pic R22 and I'll decide.%0D %0D Are heifers also banned from view? Describe a heifer.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/27/2011|
Not true, R22.
I've seen women attempt bleach and wax to make it invisible and it doesn't work. It's better that she just leaves it alone.
She makes minimum wage to deal with your ass looking for discounted bestsellers and the bathroom. Wax and bleach should not be a priority.
Furthermore, her boyfriend probably gets the best knob job of his life with that furry lip and chin brushing against his johnson.
Now you've put me in the mood for some Bulgarian drag.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/27/2011|
"I have worked corporate retail before and I am pretty shocked that they let her get away with this."
You mean you were shocked that they were lawfully conducting their business and prudently avoiding a certain lawsuit that would have ensued if they would have insisted that she shave?
Not to mention the possibility that this person might have been a transitioning transexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/27/2011|
R3, R1 wasn't making fun of black people but of OP's spelling.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/27/2011|
I am not OP but I live in a Florida city where there is a woman with a long chin beard (nothing over the lip). I have seen her there for at least a couple of years and she does not appear to be FtM and usually is wearing a skirt of other feminine attire. There also is a homeless crackhead female here who has a full scraggly beard, and the two women resemble each other except that bookstore lady is well-groomed, clean and pleasant. I am sure that the bookstore could not order the woman to shave her beard unless it also ordered the male clerks to shave their equally scraggly beards.
OP did you read that the jackass street preachers who yell at patrons exiting the gay bar were arrested for robbing a hotel bar? Serves them right.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/27/2011|
R26, does your brain touch the top of your spinal chord? Any company that employs people that work with the public to represent the company can be VERY strict with guidelines for personal appearance. Disney Parks, for example, doesn't even allow any of their MALE employees to have facial hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/27/2011|
I'll bet she's also a genderqueer female lonely gay male doctor who speaks English as a second language!
In other words, just another
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/27/2011|
There is a cashier at my local Safeway store with a beard. The hairs are really long, dark, and wirey, but she only has 20ish of them. My five year old nephew asked her if she was a lady or a man. She did not look pleased, but I cannot imagine why she wouldn't shave it off.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/27/2011|
[quote]does your brain touch the top of your spinal chord?%0D %0D Heh, heh.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/27/2011|
What books were you buying, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/27/2011|
[quote]does your brain touch the top of your spinal chord
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/27/2011|
I guess it's her business and I'd love to defend her, but something about it just makes me feel UGH.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/27/2011|
Well, if you think THAT'S bad, the pharmacist's assistant where I get my prescriptions filled is a BALD woman. AND she's a lesbian. And no, she doesn't have cancer and isn't on chemo.
Which is worse?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/27/2011|
I see lots of Hispanic women who don't shave their legs.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/27/2011|
"Barnes and Noble is a book store of course and book stores are sometimes less likely to the intolerant sources in our society-..."
Please translate, Charlie. I thought you were an English speaker.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/27/2011|
"I've seen women attempt bleach and wax to make it invisible and it doesn't work. It's better that she just leaves it alone." I worked with a young woman whose bleached upper lip hair looked utterly ridiculous. She had naturally black hair, pale skin and blue eyes. She was attractive in a Demi Moore sort of way, so yes, the hairy lip was extremely distracting, it certainly didn't jibe with the field we worked in, fashion. This woman was tall, thin, fashion forward, with gorgeous long thick hair and a blond caterpillar on her lip! One guy couldn't take it any longer, he took her aside and suggested she get it waxed, which she finally did, We never understood why she ignored this glaring flaw on her otherwise pretty face, she was from a cultured moneyed background, yet walked around with a blond moustache for many years. I think it was a form of protest for her, she always told us how controlling her parents were and how happy she was to have escaped to NYC from her small town in Pennsylvania.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/27/2011|
There's a bearded lady at my pet food store. The fact that she has a beard makes me happy for reasons I can't explain. I guess I spend so much time grooming obsessively and still not being that happy with the way I look, it's kind of liberating to see someone just rock her lady-beard and not give a shit. I wish I could be like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/27/2011|
Probably covering up the tattoos.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/27/2011|
I saw a young woman with a red beard a few days ago. It was a red, curly centaur beard.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/27/2011|
When i lived in Atlanta, my mechanic was a bearded lady.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/27/2011|
My partner's sister is in a permanent vegetative state, and she has a beard because the nursing home doesn't trim her facial hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/27/2011|
I knew a woman who used to brag about her sister in law's beard. It was apparently a braided goatee. I always thought that if she thought it was so cool she should just grow out her own facial hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/27/2011|
[quote]I still think a good-looking woman with full leg hair in stockings can be quite sexy%0D %0D Oh god please NO
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/27/2011|
Just be glad you have a Barnes and Noble that's open. If it had been Borders, the Bearded One would be out of work.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/27/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/26/2013|
I think these things are some kind of masachism issue. They like being deformed. I dealt with a handsome guy the other day who had a huge 'beauty mark' high on his face, and as he got closer I noticed it had hairs coming out of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/26/2013|
[quote]I knew a woman who used to brag about her sister in law's beard. It was apparently a braided goatee. I always thought that if she thought it was so cool she should just grow out her own facial hair.
It sounds like all these women have some kind of hormone imbalance/endocrine problem. It's pretty tough to be able to grow out any longish facial hair as a woman, much less a whole beard or enough for a braided goatee unless you've got polycistic ovary syndrome or something like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/26/2013|
Ye, they have hormonal problems but still, I would ask them to blow on me for luck.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/26/2013|
[quote] there was a lady with a goatee at the counter (to protect her privacy, I won't say the city.)
Sarasota, The winter home of Ringling Brothers and Barnum &Bailey circus?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/26/2013|
I don't consider Florida part of the south--it's more like part of another planet.
It's not uncommon to see hirstute gals these days. Much of it is culturally acceptable in Mexico--they don't shave their legs, and often have very hairy faces. And it's no big deal to them.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/26/2013|
Curious, but was she wearing overalls by any chance?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/26/2013|
It was a man you asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/26/2013|
A bearded female employee at B&N? This is why they lost out to Amazon and the anonymity of the Internets.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||03/01/2013|
HOLY SHIT!!!!! I know where you are DB lol she's real crazy
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/02/2013|
For heaven's sake most women get some facial as they age. If they are really getting on maybe they can't see it.
If women have noticeable upper lip hair they used to get electrolysis done to remove it. If all you have are some loose hairs then you just need to tweeze them. no big deal. Like you'd tweeze eyebrows.
I think laser treatments work successfully now. But everyone can afford a tweezer.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/03/2013|
Should probably has some kind of hormone issue that causes all the facial hair, hence management doesn't want to deal with it because it's a medical issue and not a personal hygiene issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/03/2013|
I worked at B&N for years. My boss was a chainsmoking version of Miranda Priestly whose mantra was "Perception is everything." She promoted and/or overlooked people on looks more than once and it bit her in the ass.
Back then we were required to wear a shirt and tie. Now that's gone by the wayside.
Amusing that Amazon is now doing to B&N what B&N did to all those awesome independent bookstores: fucking them right in the ear.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/03/2013|