Barbershop Politics

Fall 2009 CSANews Issue 72  |  Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.Back to list

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.

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.

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 cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The congressman was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen congressman lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of a country and the politicians who run it.