Originally published on Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Do Me a Favour?
This week Bauhaus started to accept pesetas again. It's a cheap PR move but to be able to buy anything, I may actually have to start looking around for some mislaid pelas and duros, because I've got no euros and there just aren't any circulating.
I tell ya, economic activity seems to have been reduced to bartering, with nobody paying with actual money. Want a haircut? If you can fix a moto in return, no problem. Need a roof over your head? OK, but be ready to do the nasty.
That may all work fine, as long as you've got some skills or other, um, talents in demand, but with employers like British Airways now asking employees to work for free, then it starts to become really challenging to earn your daily bread. The favour that pays your rent may stuff your mouth, but won't fill your stomach. Greater self-sufficiency beckons.
Learning how to grow a home garden on your balcony or terrace at Horturbà's summer gardening courses is a start. The course fee is 40 euros, but who knows what the instructor might be willing to accept in lieu?
Home gardening courses by Horturbà
July 7, 14 and 21 or July 9, 10, 16 and 17
EUR 40. More info on the web.
Bauhaus - Campaña la Peseta until July 16
Passeig Zona Franca 99-105
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