My barber told me this morning that he only gave two haircuts yesterday.
His shop has long been one of the most successful barber shops in town.
He makes house calls for those who are uncomfortable or unable to come to the shop. He has had a large clientele, many of whom are quite successful, so price doesn't seem to be a barrier.
Furthermore, his shop takes reasonable precautions to promote safety. Everyone is masked, chairs are cleaned, equipment is cleaned. The waiting area has social distancing. I feel safer there than in a grocery store.
And yet many customers are afraid to show up. Some may have special health concerns. That reluctance would be understandable but it's doubtful if that description applies to most of the no-shows.
I hope the shop is still around when they eventually emerge.
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