After twenty years of shaving himself every morning, a man in a small
Southern town decided he had enough. He told his wife that he intended
to let the local barber shave him each day. He put on his hat and coat
and went to the barber shop, which was owned by the pastor of the town's
Baptist Church. The barber's wife, Grace, was working that day, so she
performed the task. Grace shaved him and sprayed him with lilac water,
and said, "That will be $20."
The man thought the price was a bit high, but he paid the bill and went
to work. The next morning the man looked in the mirror, and his face was
as smooth as it had been when he left the barber shop the day before.
Not bad, he thought. At least I don't need to get a shave every day.
The next morning, the man's face was still smooth. Two weeks later, the
man was still unable to find any trace of whiskers on his face. It was
more than he could take, so he returned to the barber shop.
"I thought $20 was high for a shave", he told the barber's wife, "but
you must have done a great job. It's been two weeks and my whiskers
still haven't started growing back."
The expression on her face didn't even change, expecting his comment.
She responded, "You were shaved by Grace and once shaved, always
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