After forty years of shaving himself every morning, a man in a small Southern town decided he’d had enough. He told his wife that he intended to let the local barber shave him from now on.
He went to the shop, which was owned by the pastor of their Baptist church. The barber’s wife, Grace, was working that day so she performed the task.
Grace shaved him, sprayed him with lilac water and said “That will be $20.” The man thought it a bit high, but paid the bill and went to work.
The next morning he looked in the mirror and his face was as smooth as it had been when he left the barbershop 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, still smooth. It was more than he could take, so he returned to the barbershop.
“I thought $20 was high for a shave,” he told the Baptist-barber-preacher’s wife. “But you must have done a great job. It’s been two weeks and my whiskers still haven’t grown back.”
“Of course they haven’t” she replied. “You were shaved by Grace. Once shaved, always shaved.”
Thanks to blog reg, Keith.