But what happened at lunch was far from ordinary.
Miles, one of our developers, who is always quick with a witty remark, quipped that he could do a good "buddha" impersonation - that is, if he shaved off all his hair. Now, if you don't know Miles and his hair, it is a thing of legend within the walls of the Aladtec office. Standing at a commanding 6'4", Miles, alone, is a force to be reckoned with.
His hair? Just as powerful.
Dave seized this opportunity to offer an undisclosed amount of cash for Miles to have his head and facial hair shaved. Others offered to cover cost for services, and after a little negotiating, everyone got up from lunch and walked next door to Great Clips supported by cheers from the other patrons in the restaurant who took interest in the challenge.
During what felt like hours, we witnessed miles of hair fall from Miles' head (see what I did there?). And in yet another swarm of cheers and applause, Miles stood to reveal his clean shaven head and face.
But before we left, Miles held up Samson-like locks of hair to his chin - not so much in an "I miss you" gesture, but almost as if this had been the master plan all along.
Thank you, Miles, for letting us share this moment with you and for donating your hair to Locks of Love. You're a real American hero!
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