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Congressional Haircut

Posted Monday, January 21, 2008, at 7:29 AM

It's the season I dislike most...election season. With all the name calling and misinformation passed around this time of year, I thought I'd pass along the following story to add a touch of reality to the mix...

One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut. After the cut he asked about his bill and the barber replies, "I cannot accept money from you because I'm doing community service this week". The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber goes to open his shop the next morning there is 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 replies, "I cannot accept money from you because I'm doing community service this week". The cop is happy and leaves the shop. The next morning when the barber goes to open up there is a 'thank you' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Later that day, a college professor comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replies, "I cannot accept money from you because

I'm doing community service this week". The professor is very happy and leaves the shop. Next morning when the barber opens his shop, there is a 'thank you' card and a dozen different books, such as "How to Improve Your Business" and "Becoming More Successful".

"Finally, a Congressman comes in for a haircut, and when he goes to pay his bill the barber again replies, "I cannot accept money from you because I'm doing community service this week". The Congressman is very happy and leaves the shop. The next morning when the barber goes to open up, there are a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and many of the members of our Congress.



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