An Olympic judge rushes into the barbershop. "You need to help me!" he pleads. "I have to judge in 10 minutes, but I've been traveling so much I look just awful." The barber looks at him carefully. "Your hair is quite long. I'll need to cut it. And you'd look silly with a beard and such short hair. You're in luck, as I've just had a cancellation. Have a seat!"
The barber does his work and goes to collect the payment. "Oh dear," said the judge. "I haven't any local currency to pay you with." Luckily, he and the barber were able to work out a deal. The judge, having fully paid the barber, leaves to go judge his match.
On his lunch break, the barber was watching the Olympic games and sure enough there was the judge, attention gazed on the performers, looking for any mistakes he could find.
- Why was the judge looking for mistakes so intently?
- What was the deal between the barber and the judge?
- The judge is an honorable judge. There is no foul play.
- The judge and the barber will never interact again. The deal is fully concluded in a mutually acceptable way.
- Nothing illegal is transpiring.
- Currency is not involved in any way.