How about other working tools, power tools, etc.? What does it take to be a barber? Barbers need to exercise to overcome the physical stress of standing several hours a day. Barbering can be difficult physically, especially if a person is overweight. The barbers hands have to be in good shape. How about dentists?
I read stories about barbers who jog five or six days a week, some practice kung-fu and and perform martial arts for an hour several times a week. Standing can be tough, a barber said while trimming the back of a customers neck. A lot of barbers have varicose veins, arthritis and carpal tunnel.
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A barber gave a haircut to a priest one day. The priest tried to pay for the haircut, but the barber refused, saying, "you do God’s work." The next morning the barber found a dozen bibles at the door to his shop.
A policeman came to the barber for a haircut, and again the barber refused payment, saying, "you protect the public." The next morning the barber found a dozen doughnuts at the door to his shop.
A lawyer came to the barber for a haircut, and again the barber refused payment, saying, "you serve the justice system." The next morning the barber found a dozen lawyers waiting for a free haircut.