A barber in a small Minnesota town was famous with the town folk for his haircuts… and he was a very talented barber (who has since gone to the Big Barbershop in the Sky). A bad haircut was his way of telling the town what he thought of someone. If he felt the person wasn’t worth his time, or was not a “good” person… he gave them a bad haircut.
Tim was prior Navy, and a Navy recruiter from a large metropolitan and was stationed in this area of the country. He kind of had a way of talking down to the towns’ people… I guess he thought small town equaled small minds.
One day the conversation came around to his haircut. He said, “That barber seems nice enough, but I am surprised he has any business. I have gone there three times- and each time I have gotten a terrible cut!”