Friday, April 8, 2011

Some Haircut Karma

My barber is an interesting guy. He's located just down the street from me and he gives a damn fine haircut, so I'm always willing to overlook his idiosyncrasies. He tells bad jokes, has crappy magazines in the waiting area and is only open from 4pm to 6pm on the weekdays. Being in dire need of a haircut, I went in at 4:30 and found the place backed to the gills with people who apparently had the same idea. No problem. I had expected to wait in line. I took out my Nook Color and caught up on some reading. A good thirty minutes later, two gentlemen came in, both apprehensive about having to wait, as they had to get to work by 5:30. I looked up from my reading and told the gentlemen that they could both go in front of me, as I had nowhere that I needed to be that evening.

My new friends were able to get their hair cut and get out the door in time to make it to work on time. I sat down for my customary haircut and hot towel shave. When I got up to pay, the barber informed me that the gentlemen I had let go before me had already paid for my haircut and shave.

So, the moral here is to do good things without expectation of reward and you just might be surprised by the outcome.

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