So I figured I would get a Christmas haircut just in case people wanted to take pictures around the tree. I went early to the barbershop – 8:15. But there were already four really old guys there, one in the chair and three waiting. While I was waiting two more old guys came in. The gray hair on the floor around the barber chair was piling up – not a dark hair to be seen.
Old guys get a senior discount – only 12 dollars. But the first guy gives her a twenty and says, “Keep the change. Merry Christmas.” So the second guy gets out of the chair, gives her a twenty and says, “Keep the change. Merry Christmas.” The third guy does the same. So it was my turn. By now there are three old guys watching. What could I do? Did I want these crotchety old guys to think that I was either a jerk or unsuccessful in life? So much for the senior discount! I learned a life lesson. Never get a haircut a few days before Christmas.
Life is full of learning experiences. A lady was in line ahead of me at a Kmart checkout. She was coughing over and over into her hand. Then she picked up that pen-like thing to sign for her credit purchase. Well, I quickly put my credit card back in my wallet and paid in cash. See, I do learn. Another thing I learned along the way there is no better life than a life in Jesus. He provides peace, resolution and a fantastic out of this world future. So come with me. Learn the same lesson from an old guy whose gray hair is on the floor mixed in with lots of other old guy’s hair.
Written by Roger Bothwell on December 23, 2015
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