Monday, December 04, 2006

WAY TOO CLOSE TO HOME

One Monday morning after having been especially blessed during the previous day's worship service at the church he attended, a barber discovered that his first customer of the day was a Presbyterian pastor. When he finished the pastor's haircut, the barber refused payment. The next morning when he opened his shop, he found a beautiful thank-you note from the pastor whose hair he had cut for free.

Later that day, he found that one of his patrons was a Southern Baptist pastor. He still had a warm glow in his heart from his experience with the pastor of the previous day, so when he finished with this pastor's hair, he again refused payment. The pastor was very appreciative, and the next morning when the barber arrived at his shop, he found on his door a thank-you note and a gift card for lunch at a local restaurant from the Southern Baptist pastor. His heart almost overflowed as he thought to himself "You can't out-give God".

Later that day an Independent Baptist pastor came into the shop and again, the barber refused payment saying "God has blessed me for not charging two other pastors so I won't charge you either". The next morning as he neared his shop he found..............Fifteen Independent Baptist preachers wanting a free haircut.

15 comments:

Steve Weaver said...

Is that a true story?

Garry Weaver said...

Ah say, ah say lissen up here boy! It'sa joke son. (To quote Foghorn- Leghorn)

However I do personally know of a real-life situation very close to it.

Jeremy Weaver said...

Tell the truth...Was it you?

Anonymous said...

Whatcha' got there boy, sodee pop?

(can't resist quotin' ole Foggy, either)...

Anonymous said...

All you Weavers look very closely shorn.

Nephos said...

That would be funny if it wasn't so true. (The joke that is, not bugs comment.)

Garry Weaver said...

Response to Jeremy's outright question and Buggy's veiled accusation:

Take another look at my avatar. Do I look like I go to a barber shop?

nephos,
Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Gordon Cloud said...

hehehe

Kim said...

Is this kind of humor indicative of what went on in the Weaver household when the boys were little 'uns?

stauf46 said...

I heard a version of this joke with a Catholic priest, a Jewish Rabbi and a Baptist pastor.

Maybe that illustrates the difference between the States and Canada.

And yes, there was the same lineup of Baptist pastors in the version I heard.

Garry Weaver said...

Kim,
It was more situational funniness when the boys were small. You should be arround when we are all together. They could take their show on the road.

Terry,
Sorry, but this can only be about IFBers. I know because I are one.

Kim said...

Garry:

I grew up with three very rowdy older brothers, and spent a lot of time with my four male cousins. I didn't actually like girls as friends until I was about twenty-five years old. And still, I don't have a lot of close female friends.

I think I would have liked the humor in your house.

BugBlaster said...

Hey, what happened to my previous comment? I had anonymous removed from my drivers licence years ago.

Garry Weaver said...
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Garry Weaver said...

Kim,
You probably would have reported us to the authorities.

Bug,
Anonymous suits you, though, don't you think?