Ye Olde Barber Shop
I’m out in Hemet for a few weeks, and I needed a haircut. So I drove around until I found this little place on Florida Avenue that was in the back of a strip mall. I was leery of heading in, it seemed so …. old. But they guy there gave me the best haircut in years, and in talking to him I’d found out that he’d been doing the same thing (men’s haircuts) for nearly 50 years.
I asked the guy (Jim?) if he’d ever counted up how many haircuts he’d done. His calculation (which I think covers a few staff as well) … a whopping 700,000 haircuts.
My point? None. But I think next time I want a haircut (or any other service, really) I’m going to seek out the random small business again instead of going to the typical national chain.