Friday, November 17, 2006

Barber stamp

Darren Garnick writes in his "Working Stiff" column which appears in the Boston Herald that New Jersey barber shop owner Carmen Triggiano has tried for the past 16 years to have a U.S. postage stamp honoring the barber profession.

According to Garrick, "He has written to three U.S. presidents and numerous local, state and federal officials, and has secured the support of every barber/cosmetology licensing board in the nation. He's even tried to appeal to a higher power, Oprah Winfrey, whose father Vernon is a barber."

“I’m not giving up,” promises Triggiano, whose latest tactic is contacting Washington, D.C., barbers in the Yellow Pages, hoping some of them cut politicians’ hair.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM