17 July 2011

Scaling back

I go to a small non-chain old-fashioned barbershop; ten years ago the barber's son joined the business and the barber cut his work week to four days. 

A few years ago he cut back further, to two days.  When I visited him this week, he said that he was 70 years old, so he was now coming in only on Wednesdays. 

I asked him what it felt like to work just one day a week.

"Well," he said, "I have these wonderfully long weekends."

1 comment:

  1. My barber is 74, and still shows up 4 days a week...unless its fishing season, in which case he occasionally disappears for a week or two.


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