A couple of weeks ago I was very early for meeting with a potential client. Rather than wait, I decided to put extra time to good use. I had seen a place called Red?s Barber shop on the way, so I went to get a hair cut. I walked in expecting hole in the wall.
To my surprise, Red?s place was immaculate. Black and white tile on the floor and everyone in the shop, barbers and customers all gave a warm greeting. I joined in the conversation as I awaited my turn. Again I was surprised as another gentleman offered to shine my shoes, after finding out that I was going to a meeting.
After the shoe shine and hair cut I drove to my meeting I thought back to the times as a young boy that my father would gather up my brothers and head to the barber shop for cuts, conversation and checkers with my brothers while sitting cross legged on a black and white tile floor.