Thursday, December 27, 2012

Now it is the time to....diversify!

Good morning everyone. I hope you enjoyed your holidays with your families and friends. As I promised last week, the Everyday Economist is back with some more amusing economic stories. First of all, I would like to thank the people over at Businesseconomics.com who ranked the Everyday Economist blog as one of the top economic blogs worldwide. I would like to thank them for their nice words.

Now, the story of the day. Today, I was planning to visit my barber for my regular hair cut. Unfortunately (for me), it seems that my barber is on vacation, taking advantage of the holidays. I had the option of waiting for my barber to come back from his time off, or I could have a hair cut at a barber shop down the same street. I chose the second option and I was rewarded with a descent haircut and a rather unusual story.

Upon entering the barber shop, I was greeted by an elderly gentleman who was eager to assist me. Meanwhile, there was another customer who was getting a haircut from a lady in her late twenties, who was very presentable. I did not think much at the time and the elderly barber was quick to strike a conversation with me. While I was getting a haircut I noticed a sign in Greek which read:

"Appointments for massage only on Saturdays. The massage will be given by Marianna." Now, I do not know who Marianna is, nor did I ask. I only assumed that it was the young lady who was cutting the other customer's hair. I do have to admit though that I could not see a spot anywhere in the barber shop that could facilitate a massage service. Although I found it interesting that the barber shop was in effect diversifying its operations, I did question the legality of the diversified operation.

Needless to say, I will be visiting my regular barber when in need of a haircut in the future.

Have a great day!

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