LEGAL TENDER

Barry Stir, email

ONE day a barber gives a haircut to a priest.

When the priest tries to pay for the haircut, the barber refuses. “You perform God’s work,” he tells him. The next morning the barber finds a dozen bibles at the door to his shop.

A few days later the barber gives a haircut to a policeman, and again refuses payment, saying: “You protect the public.” The next morning the barber finds a dozen doughnuts at the door to his shop.

A while later a lawyer goes to the barber for a haircut, and again the barber refuses payment, saying: “You serve the justice system.” The next morning the barber arrives to find a dozen lawyers waiting for a free haircut.