Those In Need
Many people have offered their help after the fire that closed Joe’s shop. You could help rescue my dog from the Purgatory of a Lap-less World, but that would involve giving you keys to my house, and since I’m not feeling particularly trusting this week (more on that in a minute), Fin is going to have to settle for the laps of only two daddies (and his favorite sitter, Paul).
Let’s move on to Option B. All of the barbers will be looking for temporary chairs to rent while Joe deals with the insurance. If you know of any chairs in San Francisco, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email (address in the sidebar). Some of the barbers, including Joe, have already found temporary chairs, and we’ll be updating his site with their locations and hours. Basil, who spent a sleepless night and day helping us board up the shop, is on there. Please bring them your shaggy tresses. They are a skilled crew, so you’ll be in good hands. They’ll get to pay rent, and you’ll look good. Cheaper than therapy and more reliable, in my experience.
Option C. Consider donating to an emergency fund set up by friends of the barbershop that will help these guys pay their bills. This was a case of arson. No, we don’t know who did it. And the barbers’ only crime was standing on their feet for eight hours a day making other people look good. I’d love to see them breathing a little easier. Thanks to everyone who’s already chipped in – you’ve reminded me that there is good in the world, too.