The beard intimidation factor

So I drove up to Columbus Ohio with a colleague for a meeting today, and it was prefaced that I was to lock horns with the IT guy. I’m not much for prefacing a meeting with someone with hearsay – so I just tried to make sure our ducks were in a row and I had my technical questions outlined in an email.

It’s worth mentioning I suppose, that I’ve been letting my beard grow out — out of control it seems. Couple that with the taller-than-normal factor, and I’m thinking that at first glance, I’m the type folks would try to avoid.

So anyways, the meeting went well, and my marketing cohorts up there in Columbus said they had never seen the IT feller on such good behavior. They think he was too busy trying to figure out what to make of me. If that isn’t a compliment, I don’t know what is.