My brain has found itself in a rut lately. Initially, I was horrified, but, three beers in, I’m actually feeling kinda comfy.
My rut? I’m consumed with thoughts of poverty, with images of myself in line at a food shelf or making my lousy winter boots last another season.
But Pearl, my inner pioneer woman says, them boots done lasted you for eight years now! They’re fine boots!
And this is true. Them boots have lasted a good long time.
But what if they develop a hole, say, in October; and I can’t replace them? I can already picture myself at the bus stop, my feet wrapped in towels and stuffed into bread bags.
I need additional income. But I don’t actually want to work any more than I do now – between corporate work, writing, cleaning, serving, and yoga, who has time for toiling?
I’m tired of working the old-fashioned way. Working is for suckers.
I need a scam.
What do you think of this? You ready?
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*Offer not available where people are using their brains.