Daily Prompt: Barter System
If the world worked on a barter system, how would you fare? Would you have services to barter? Would you be successful, or would you struggle?
If the world worked on a barter system I think I would be alright. For a little while at least. I teach elementary, so I’m sure I could provide education in exchange for goods. I am also good at needlework. Crochet, knitting, embroidery, etc., so I believe I could have a side business that would allow me to get a few extra necessities. The downfall? This hobby isn’t cheap, and it takes a good deal of time to produce goods. Things like blankets, scarves, and hats I could produce in a few days, but intricate work like sweaters, socks, and toys (like unfinished sock monkey project pictured above) take a lot longer to make. While I do believe I would be moderately successful for a short amount of time, I do believe I would eventually struggle to make ends meet. Eventually, the cost of materials would make this business plan untenable, and I’d probably starve.