Zalman Halpirn 55 full length grey beard is talking to his friend Shimmy Finkel 40, clean shaven. Zalman is looking for meaning to his life.
At the age of 45 he begins to grow a beard and is identifying with his Jewish heritage. He is married and his wife is understanding of his pursuits. At the age of 45 it seemed logical to grow a beard but at 55 Zalman was shopping with his wife in the local mall in December and a little boy thought of him as Santa so he sat on his lap and made his requests. The boy's mother apologized to Zalman's wife for her son embarrassing her "father." Zalman now realized that he really was looking old.
Zalman wanted to look younger so instead of going to services Saturday morning, he shaved his beard off. He left the house and went for a ride which he hasn't done in the past ten years. He passed by a used car lot and in no time was driving out a like new red Corvette blasting rock and roll music.