“Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.” ― Mark Twain

In my e-mails today was this…it was both too funny and too true not to share with you. Sadly I think Mark Twain got it right.

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One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week. The florist was pleased and left the shop. When  the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank you card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to  pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.’ The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen doughnuts waiting for him at his door. Then an MP came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay  his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from  you. I’m doing community service this week.’ The MP was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went  to open up, there were a dozen MPs lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

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18 thoughts on ““Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.” ― Mark Twain”

  1. Bert and Ernie are puppets. They don’t have sexual orientation (Jim Rome).

    The politicians only run what the people let them run.

    I agree, on both sides of the highly touted “aisle” it is time for a change.

    Good post as always.

    Tim

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    1. Hmmm…we may have to disagree on the puppets. Trouble is the majority are apathetic and the politicians run with that. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.

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  2. I love it. And I love Mark Twain, which reminds me I should reread Huck Finn soon. I have a T shirt I got at the Mark Twain house that I wear quite a bit (I have a thing for t shirts with quotes). It reads: Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

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