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Old 02-17-2018, 02:32 PM
 
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OP, have you looked on Facebook for your city? The one I grew up in has a huge following with lots of people submitting pictures, stories, newspaper articles, etc.

Here's one.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/390402794734941/about/
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:58 PM
 
Location: MidMichigan
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Tek_Freek, that's some fascinating stuff!
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Unless this guy's shop has a problem with poisonous snakes getting in I wouldn't go near him because of whatever point he's trying to prove by this asinine pose.
Poisonous snakes are easy to deal with. It's the venomous ones that should worry you.
As to why he is packing, there is a possibility for any retail business, especially a cash based one, that some day some ignorant passerby will walk in, yell "This is a holdup!" only to discover:
"Wrong Barbershop, Dummy"
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Serious Conversation, well written. Can't remember the last time I was in a real barber shop but I could see the one in your post. I remember the one my grandfather took me to, next to the Whitley Hotel in Montgomery Alabama ca. 1948. Old leather swivel chair that tilted all the way back so he could get his shave. A padded red leather board for me to sit up high enough for the barber to get to my head.
Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:01 PM
 
Location: The Ozone Layer, apparently...
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I live in America & I know a lot of kids & parents that fear guns unless they are hunting, don't be so holier than thou. Anybody wearing a weapon in a retail store has a problem or a (bad) attitude.
Because you are a god, and therefore know what type of protection this citizen of the US and his business needs in Appalachia. Oh wait! You were saying something about being holier than thou?

I remember in Sunday school they taught me to judge not, lest ye be judged.

I've known chiropractors (and other business people) in NYC to have legal handguns in a holster under their white coat while doing your adjustments. Just because you couldn't see the guns from a distance, don't think for second they aren't there, lol. It may be difficult to legally carry in NYC, but its not totally impossible. They just aren't giving you the option to be as judgmental as you are on someone you are told will let you see he has one.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I wanted this to be about the All-American barbershop. Pure and wholesome Americana. I didn't expect my little insert about the barber around my age packing to generate so much conversation. This is the wrong conversation for this post.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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OP, have you looked on Facebook for your city? The one I grew up in has a huge following with lots of people submitting pictures, stories, newspaper articles, etc.

Here's one.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/390402794734941/about/
I don't personally know anyone on that thread, though it is small. I'm a very well-connected person in Kingsport. Very little happens that I don't hear about.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I wanted this to be about the All-American barbershop. Pure and wholesome Americana. I didn't expect my little insert about the barber around my age packing to generate so much conversation. This is the wrong conversation for this post.
Some people are out cruising for an argument. Don't feed them. That's what the warning triangle up in the right top corner of the post is for. As OP you would get quick action.
"I know where to find it and I'm not afraid to use it. I don't need a gun on here "
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Some people are out cruising for an argument. Don't feed them. That's what the warning triangle up in the right top corner of the post is for. As OP you would get quick action.
"I know where to find it and I'm not afraid to use it. I don't need a gun on here "
I don't want a gun argument on this post. I made a passing mention of the young barber open carrying. It really isn't relevant! Stop arguing about it! That point is virtually inconsequential to the larger story I'm telling.

When I contribute thoughtful, honest material, it gets no traction. When I post "crap," the threads go on for weeks. I can churn out either or, and you bet I'll keep churning out the "crap" that draws views. The deeper "SC" Americana posts - well, they'll fade into the background. "SC" will be fine, but "SC" has his owns views compared to me personally. Maybe I should just be "SC" and migrate on.

If this is what I get for well-written, honest, real material, maybe it's time for me to stop being an original contributor, and just reply to what others write. This disappoints me.
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I don't want a gun argument on this post.<>If this is what I get for well-written, honest, real material, maybe it's time for me to stop being an original contributor, and just reply to what others write. This disappoints me.
I'll just keep reading.
"Well, Shut my mouth"
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