You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous of which is never get involved in a land war in Asia. But, only slightly less well known is this:
Never negotiate with a recovering attorney when facial hair is on the line!!!!
Then I cackled for three hours.
Because, although Andrew had shunned my Movember advances, I got him to acquiesce to full beard, no shaving, for the month of December. This is even during our trip to warm climes. In return, I promised him the same prostate protections I offered in November.
My next conquest will be to get him to write me a novel. I know you think this may be a difficult feat because A) I am showing my hand and, B) writing a novel takes a bit more kinetic effort than growing a beard. But, I would counter with this:
See what a master negotiator I am? I expect publication this time next year.