Every so often, when I run through the streets near my Washington, DC, home, I see a truck that belongs to Rosa’s Mobile Pet Grooming. Instead of bringing their pooch to the pet barber, people in my neighborhood can wait for Rosa’s to come to them. I’ve always thought this was a good idea.

But on a recent visit to Google headquarters — which, I have to say, was very cool — I realized that I wasn’t thinking big enough. Apparently, what’s good for Fido and Fluffy is good for Larry and Sergei, as you see in this photo I took of a state-of-the-art mobile hair salon that was parked on Google’s Mountain View campus.

Maybe I can get Onsite Haircuts to open a DC branch.  Or maybe I should just ask Rosa’s to expand its services from poodles to people.

5 Responses to “Pictures from the road: Googleplex”

  1. mike says:

    I’d be more impressed if it were bicycle powered.

  2. Jim Takchess says:

    That’s cool. But I imagine I would miss the barbershop where there is the intersection of people who don’t work for the same company. Diversity is nice as well.

  3. Ed Gandia says:

    Rosa needs to expand to people. I think it would be cool to talk politics with the Poodle to my right while we both get haircuts. I’m sure he’s got an opinion on healthcare reform.

  4. JennyLynn says:

    I know it looks cool but it reminds me of the ’80’s when I worked for a Wall Street law firm. At first the associates thought it was ‘cool’ that everything was taken care of from the office, from dry cleaning to banking to ‘fed ex catalogue shopping.’ Until you realized that it really did two things: kept you at the office longer and removed your interaction from ‘real people’ (ie people from different backgrounds then yourself and your fellow attorneys).

  5. Mary Chambers says:

    I would like to talk with you about Onsite haircuts, my email address is [email protected], I live in Washington, DC and trying to start something like this here.

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