Community Service

One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut. After the cut he asks about his bill and the barber replies, ‘I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.’ The florist is pleased and leaves 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. 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.

Then, 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. 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 the members of our Congress.

4 thoughts on “Community Service

  1. I had to laugh then sigh reading that. It is the same not only with Congressmen. People expect you to do everything for free and have no regard for the time, energy and expense you go to.

  2. Very funny. I e-mailed this to a friend who made 40 copies and is passing it out like handbills. Unfortunately, there is truth here and the truth hurts. Yes, we needed a targeted stimulus plan, but how can rational, responsible Congress people use this national crisis to loot from hard working tax payers. Loading-up this stimulus package with frivolous spending is a disgrace. They are like adolescencs with their first Master Card.

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