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The Difference Between Politicians and Citizens

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From an email I received yesterday:

One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut. After the cut he asked  about his bill and the barber replies, ‘I cannot accept money from you.  I’m doing community service this week.’ The florist  was pleased and  left the shop.
When the barber goes to open his shop the next morning there is a  ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at  his door.
Later, a policeman comes in for a haircut, and when he tries  to pay his bill, the  barber again replies, ‘I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community  service this week.’ The policeman is happy and leaves the  shop.
The next morning when the barber goes to open up there is a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.
Later that day, a professor comes in for a  haircut, and when he tries  to pay his bill, the barber again replies, ‘I cannot  accept money from you  I’m doing community service this week.’ The professor  is very happy and  leaves the shop.
The next morning when the barber opens his shop, there is a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen different books, such as ‘How to  Improve Your Business’  and ‘Becoming More Successful.’
                                     
Then, an MP (a member of Parliament) comes in for a haircut, and when  he goes to pay his bill  the barber again replies, ‘I cannot accept money from  you. I’m doing  community service this week.’ The MP is very  happy and leaves the shop.
The next morning when the barber goes to open up,  there are 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 members of our Government