Joe's Barbershop

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  1. Joe Riley

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    A barber is the only person whose conversation you can follow, even though he talks over your head.;)

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    Central Barbershop (St.Petersburg) - Change your life
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    A man walked in to Joe's Barber Shop for his regular haircut.
    As he snips away, Joe asks "What's up?"

    The man proceeds to explain he's taking a vacation to Rome.

    "ROME?!" Joe says, "Why would you want to go there? It's a
    crowded dirty city full of mafiosos! You'd be crazy to go to
    Rome!... So how ya getting there?"

    "We're taking TWA" the man replies.

    "TWA?!" yells Joe. "They're a terrible airline. Their planes
    are old, their flight attendants are ugly and they're always
    late!... So where you staying in Rome?"

    The man says "We'll be at the downtown International Marriot."

    "That DUMP?!" says Joe. "That's the worst hotel in the city!
    The rooms are small, the service is surly and slow and they're
    overpriced!... So whatcha doing when you get there?"

    The man says "We're going to go see the Vatican and hope to
    see the Pope."

    "HA! That's rich!" laughs Joe. "You and a million other people
    trying to see him. He'll look the size of an ant. Boy, good luck
    on THIS trip. You're going to need it!"

    A month later, the man comes in for his regular haircut.

    Joe says, "Well, how did that trip to Rome turn out? Betcha
    TWA gave you the worst flight of your life!"

    "No, quite the opposite" explained the man. "Not only were we
    on time in one of their brand new planes, but it was full and
    they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful,
    and I had a beautiful 28 year old flight attendent who waited on me
    hand and foot!"

    "Hmmm," Joe says, "Well, I bet the hotel was just like I described."

    "No, quite the opposite! They'd just finished a $25 million
    remodeling. Its the finest hotel in Rome, now. They were overbooked,
    so they apologized and gave us the Presidential suite for no extra
    charge!

    "Well," Joe mumbles, "I KNOW you didn't get to see the Pope!"

    "Actually, we were quite lucky. As we toured the Vatican, a Swiss
    guard tapped me on the shoulder and explained the Pope likes to
    personally meet some of the visitors, and if I'd be so kind as to
    step into this private room and wait, the Pope would personally
    greet me. Sure enough, after 5 minutes the Pope walked through the
    door and shook my hand. I knelt down as he spoke a few words to me."

    Impressed, Joe asks, "Tell me, please! What'd he say?"

    "Oh, not much really. Just 'Where'd you get that awful haircut?'"
     
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    HAHA! What a great sign, Lara, I will have to keep that in a prominent place! Yesterday was our first day of business....thanks for peeking in.;)

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    Time to get down to Brass Tacks ....Barbershop!;)
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    That figures... lol
     
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    ....Bean there, done that! HA! He was a strange one,for sure!
     
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    About a year ago I gave one of my grandsons my grandfather's straight razor. It has an ivory handle, the blade is very sharp, and swings loosely. My grandson learned from my husband how to use the straight razor to keep his beard shaped well. The razor has been in my family five generations.
     
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    What a neat story, Ina, I have never used a straight razor.:eek:

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    The great thing about barber shops is that they cannot only change your hairstyle, but have unisex haircuts.

    If you haven't realized, I stopped by Joe's for a new look ;)
     
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    Papa Joe has a good heart!:)
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    A barber gave a haircut to a priest one day. The priest tried to pay
    for the haircut but the barber refused saying, "I cannot accept money
    from you, for you are a good man - you do God's work."
    The next morning the barber found a dozen bibles at the door to
    his shop.

    A policeman came to the barber for a haircut, and again the barber
    refused payment saying, "I cannot accept money from you, for you are
    a good man - you protect the public."
    The next morning the barber found a dozen doughnuts at the door
    to his shop.

    A lawyer came to the barber for a haircut, and again the barber
    refused payment saying, "I cannot accept money from you, for you
    are a good man - you serve the justice system."
    The next morning the barber found a dozen more lawyers waiting
    for a haircut.
     
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    My Hair Song - Rhett & Link
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    Now this man needs help. You might need to get some more help on this one Joe. If I was you I'd find the local psychologist for this one. Although he does look warm, but I can't think of anyone who would want to cozy up to him.

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    My dad used to use the hand clippers on my Brother and I, when we were kids. When we were 8 and 13, we would sometimes walk or take the streetcar, to the lower North-side, to visit the "Barber School". "Haircuts" there were 50 cents.:confused: We usually got buzz cuts.
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    Your Dad saved you from the Barbershop's worst nightmare. Hugs to your Dad :)

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    rofl, Edward Scissorhands!
     
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    Ina, this guy could just be a leftover hippie, showing off his HAIR!:D:eek:
     
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