What possessed John to shave his head? A good cause…to encourage the students at Oakcrest Elementary School to read.
The challenge: The principal will shave his head if a reading goal was achieved.
Of course, that was the perfect motivation. Goal achieved. Head shaved. Local television station filmed the event for the 6:00 news. (Obviously, the Gainesville station. Orlando doesn’t cover the really big news from Ocala.)
- Tell your wife you plan to shave your head so she doesn’t find out by watching the news.
- Don’t agree to shave your head only a few days before family pictures are scheduled for the church directory.
- Make sure it’s for a good cause because your hair may not grow back as you remembered it. In John’s case, it came back gray; and if you remember, it was a shaved head that preceded Matt Lauer’s baldness.
- Choose a barber that doesn’t moonlight giving haircuts to corpses.