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286. Johnny's Long Hair (2)
Johnny enjoyed walking around with his long black
. He also enjoyed the attention strangers and friends
give him. Strolling down the street was never
same after he started doing it with long
. Johnny never wanted to cut his hair short
again. He could think of no good reason
do so. This would all change with one
on a Saturday morning while having breakfast with
It seemed like any other regular Saturday
at Johnny's house. Mom was cooking pancakes; dad
reading the newspaper; Johnny was waiting, sitting at
table drinking some orange juice. "Johnny, it is
for you to get a job," Johnny's dad
all of a sudden, without any warning. Johnny
spit out his orange juice after hearing his
's startling remark. "What?" Johnny said after gulping.
a time in every boy's life when he
finally cut his hair and get a job,"
's dad told him. "But, dad!" Johnny said, trying
. "No buts," Johnny's dad snapped. That afternoon Johnny's
took him to a barber shop to get
haircut. He tried his best to hold back
tears on the way to the barber shop.
reluctantly sat down on the barber's chair wearing
frown on his face. "Why the long face?"
the barber. "He doesn't want to get a
," Johnny's mom replied. "It's just hair. It'll grow
one day," the barber said, trying to cheer
The following week, Johnny was hired at
's. He had neat, short hair.