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Old 06-27-2002, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default Riddle me this: Why are barber shops closed on Monday?

Hmm? I've searced and searched for an answer, but I've never come up with an answer to this. All the barber shops I know of are closed on Monday, and I've always wondered where the tradition came from? Let's see if you guys can answer this one
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Old 06-27-2002, 06:30 PM   #2
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Because in your neck of woods obviously they've gotten together and
decided if we all close on monday because we're open on saturday
we won't lose any business since we're all closed
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Old 06-27-2002, 06:36 PM   #3
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You're not the only one who likes to take 2 days off each week
Many small shops and restaurants close on monday.
My barber at home actually closes on Wed. Not sure why. I thought most places chose Monday b/c then they'd still get 2 continuous days off.
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Old 06-27-2002, 06:40 PM   #4
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more buisness on the saturday they do work, less people work so they have time to get a haircut, probably take sunday off to spend time with the family or whateva
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Old 06-27-2002, 07:43 PM   #6
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I've noticed a lot of dentists are closed on mondays as well..I need a monday dentist but can't find one................
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Old 06-27-2002, 08:16 PM   #7
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I've always heard that it was because barbers/hairstylists, like everybody else, want their 2 days a week off, but they stay open on Saturday for convenience with "working people"s' schedules, so they close Mondays instead.
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That was quite interesting, but it didn't tell us why barbers are closed on Monday.

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You're not the only one who likes to take 2 days off each week
Many small shops and restaurants close on monday.
My barber at home actually closes on Wed. Not sure why. I thought most places chose Monday b/c then they'd still get 2 continuous days off.

Hey, my barber closes on wednesday too. I wonder if we go to the same barber?
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Old 06-27-2002, 09:05 PM   #10
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Funny, I never noticed that.
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Old 06-27-2002, 09:07 PM   #11
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It goes back to the days when barbers used to do bloodlettings. Monday was named after luna (lunacy), and they were so superstitious they thought only nutcases would come in on Mondays so they closed.

Heh, j/k. The staggered weekend theory sounds good.
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I didn't know they closed on Mondays. It's new to me too.
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You're not the only one who likes to take 2 days off each week
Many small shops and restaurants close on monday.
My barber at home actually closes on Wed. Not sure why. I thought most places chose Monday b/c then they'd still get 2 continuous days off.

Hey, my barber closes on wednesday too. I wonder if we go to the same barber?
If you go to Steve at The Gentlemen's Choice which is in the same building as the gun shop, then yes
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Old 06-27-2002, 09:44 PM   #15
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they''re all too hung over from the weekend and need a day off
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Hey, my barber closes on wednesday too. I wonder if we go to the same barber?
If you go to Steve at The Gentlemen's Choice which is in the same building as the gun shop, then yes

Hmmm...I guess we don't go to the same barber

Mine is in a little strip mall and it just says "Barber Shop". I've never seen anywhere that actually lists a name for this place.
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