STAFF in high street book chain Waterstones have an unusually high incidence of neckbeard, it has emerged.
Researchers found that all of the store’s male employees and 71 per cent of its female staff have an unkempt beard line reaching almost from chin to chest.
Waterstones worker Roy Hobbs said: “As a sensitive humanities graduate with an extensive knowledge of Haruki Murakami books, I do not see shaving my stubbly neck as a big priority.
“Also it is unofficial company policy to recruit neckbeard owners as they are more reliable.”
He added: “Mine’s not even that pronounced, I just don’t see much daylight so my pale throat contrasts more with the hair.”