The experiment is over.
I shaved off my gotee on Tuesday morning of this week. Here’s a photo that I took on Monday in my office, knowing that it would be the final day with extra facial hair.
I lasted about 8-9 days with it, I think. But it had to go: too itchy, and it was getting long enough that I would soon have to start grooming it. No thanks.
The general consensus at Casa McGee is that I looked pretty good with it. (He says, humbly.)
I’ll probably grow it out again in the future, maybe before some conference or speaking engagement. I’m tempted to let it grow before I visit my parents later this year. We’ll see. Probably not the last time I’ll have a gotee, but I’m glad it’s gone for now.