In one of the halls I was in, there was a middle-aged guy with a lot of health problems. At one point, he was on medication that thinned his blood, and his doctor told him not to shave. If he cut himself his blood would not clot properly and it could lead to needless complications.
He ended up with a beard for a few months, and in the meantime was no longer allowed the 'privilage' of handling mics or sound until he began shaving again. He was really distraught about it.
It actually got me in a little trouble for it myself. I tend to look at the bigger picture and asked a few of those 'apostate questions' to my P.O. dad why it was such a big deal that he had a beard. My dad gave me some crap about the hippy movement, and I told him "Well, the hippy movement is over. JW's need to move on." I was repremanded for not showing respect to "God's Arrangement", older generations, and that I should mind my own business. Woops! Almost slipped into rational, loving thinking! Bad Lime, Bad!
Freaking JW Nazi's. I wish they'd quit teasing and go full pshyco so everyone could see.
PS: Everyone comments that I look better with my beard. Without it, I look like Bill Gates.