Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 59 Kerouaction: On Barter

Day 59 in The Beat Handbook: 100 Days of Kerouactions, titled, "On Barter," was inspired by this Kerouaction-packed passage from On The Road.

First, if you weren't sure about it before, now you know that necking is a beat activity.

Second, when looking for a mate, go with nearsighted. That way, you don't have to be handy (a la Red Green's adage, "If they don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.").

Third, you don't need cash for things. Barter! And you don't need material stuff for bartering. Can you write or sing a song? Dig a ditch? Watch someone's animals? Sweep a floor? Split firewood? All of those skills and many more are worth something to someone. Find out who it is and practice bartering.

While you're bartering, if you meet a fellow barterer who's nearsighted and likes to neck, ask them what they want out of life!*


*Unless you're spoken for, of course, since this is a proven beat pick-up line.

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