Barber shops are a great place for gents to visit to learn news about the community, make friends, tell stories, trade knives, and get a shave and a haircut. Barber shops are a place for a father to take his son to see how real gents carry themselves and how they act with each other. There are many reasons to go to a barber shop. Today I wanted to share a funny story that shows why you should go to a barber shop. Plus some great photos!
This is a story I have seen in a few different places, but it illustrates a great point.
There’s an old story about a a barber shop in a small town that pretty much was the only place to get your haircut. They’d been there for 20 years and did a great job for a good price.
The town grew – and pretty soon one of those discount shops moved in right across the street. They put up a BIG Banner that announced they had $6 DOLLAR HAIRCUTS! Well, the folks that owned the original barber shop started losing business… they couldn’t meet their bills and obligations if they cut hair for $6 !!
They were honestly worried. And they were wringing their hands. The owner was at a Rotary Club meeting a few weeks later and was suddenly INSPIRED! He left the meeting feeling better than he had in WEEKS!
He went straight to the Fast Sign company and had a HUGE Banner made for the front of his store. The customers started coming back – and he never had to lower his prices.
The New Banner read… WE FIX $6 HAIRCUTS!
So there you go. The best reason to go to a barber shop is to get a great haircut by someone who is trained to cut gents hair.
If you have any barber shop stories please share them in the comments.