“Men like to socialize as much as women and barbershops have always been the place to go. Visiting the barbershop was a weekly and sometimes daily habit. Men would stop not only for a haircut or shave, but also to talk with friends and chew the fat.” ----- And so begins the opening of an online site discussing Germans from Russia heritage.
So, I’m curious about how many of us have a LBS that is more in sync with what is described above. Is it a place to hang and “chew the fat”, or is it something else?
I ask, in part, because yesterday I found myself thinking, “I might just shoot on over to the bike shop to see what’s going on.” I didn’t really need anything. I just wanted to stop in and say hello to the folks there. I wouldn’t stay long, may 10 to 15 minute. But in that short time I would be greeted with smiles and a few laughs would be had. I’d probably pick up an extra inner tube on the way out. But, if I’m really honest with myself, that’s not why I’d go.