This humorous story is one such example about the unique education one can receive in the barber shop. Some folks want to be a blessing and others want to GET the blessing. Some people, as you know, have a touch of class about them, while others think that class is what kind of Mercedes Benz they drive. I will let the reader decide if this story is Fiction or Non-Fiction!
(The following story was forwarded to me in an email. I have since found many versions of this online.)
Day #1 -
One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber
replied, “I cannot accept money from you , I’m doing community service this week.” The florist was pleased and left the shop.
Day #2 –
When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a “Thank You” card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.
Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.” The cop was happy and left the shop.
Day #3 –
The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a “Thank You” card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.
Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I can not accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.” The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.
Day #4 –
The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.
Now that is quite funny! It’s kind of like this… Some folks are like the soft falling snowflakes which lay upon the ground to bring much needed nitrogen to the soil, while others are like the harsh current of a swollen river which cuts away into valuable farm land! Whatever you think about this story, we can learn to be “givers” and not some much a “taker”!
- So which is it? Fiction or Non-Fiction!
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Originally posted 2011-02-03 00:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter