Two colleagues are discussing their involvement in the Movember appeal, while admiring their hirsute upper lips in the mirror above the sink.
“Very nice,” one of them observes, with perhaps a hint of irony.
“Yes, and so much less hassle than all that stuff women have to do for breast cancer,” says the other. “They run marathons; we grow moustaches…”
He leaves the rest unspoken but has said enough to leave me thinking the unthinkable.
That old boast, beloved of male blowhards everywhere – “If it was men who had kids, we’d have come up with a better way of doing it years ago.”
What if it’s true?