Riddle me this: Why are barber shops closed on Monday?

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  1. geno

    geno Lifer

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    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 :)
     
  2. HellRaiserandBeerDrinker

    HellRaiserandBeerDrinker Senior member

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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 ;)
     
  3. Jzero

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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.
     
  4. rival

    rival Diamond Member

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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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    I've noticed a lot of dentists are closed on mondays as well..I need a monday dentist but can't find one................
     
  7. bizmark

    bizmark Banned

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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.
     
  8. Cyberian

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    That was quite interesting, but it didn't tell us why barbers are closed on Monday. :)

     
  9. Cougar

    Cougar Golden Member

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    Hey, my barber closes on wednesday too. I wonder if we go to the same barber?
     
  10. SSP

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    Funny, I never noticed that.
     
  11. morkinva

    morkinva Diamond Member

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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.
     
  12. Guest

    I didn't know they closed on Mondays. It's new to me too. :eek:
     
  13. spanky

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    just becuz!
































    hehe... don't u hate those? :p
     
  14. Jzero

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    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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    they''re all too hung over from the weekend and need a day off
     
  16. Cougar

    Cougar Golden Member

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    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.