Politicians

My friend, an Australian, sent me this joke. It’s about how politicians are inherently different from other citizens. I hope our politicians are still different. Different from the stereotype, that is.

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut.
After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied,
‘I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service
this week.’  The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there
was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay
his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from
you , I’m doing community service this week.’ The cop was happy
and left the shop.

The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a
‘thank you’ card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a politician came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay
his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I can not accept money from
you. I’m doing community service this week.’ The politician was
very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a
dozen politicians lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference
between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.