Friday, May 7, 2010

Barter



Note: Yes, I realize I'm a couple weeks late in jumping on the Sue Lowden is an idiot bandwagon, but you have to understand that publishing a cartoon is very different than publishing a regular blog post. For every cartoon, I must go through a detailed process of inking, retouching, and coloring, so this obviously takes quite a while.

(Just kidding. It takes me like five minutes.)

9 comments:

  1. What about a KFC Double Down? Or do you draw the line there?

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  2. I think this barter system is a great idea. Especially since the government now owns most of my student loans, us being paid in barter means I can just pass a percentage of bartered items back to repay them. :D Sounds like a great way to get rid of that cake I can't eat becaue I'm allergic to mango, or the chicken that's looking a little on the weak side. I don't have time to make fried chicken tonight, after all. :D

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  3. Haha, Grumpy, you read my mind! :) I was so close to putting the double down in there, but then decided one cartoon about that horrible sandwich was enough. Maybe it would have been a good thing to put under "things we *won't* accept."

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  4. Crack cocaine? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Love it!!!!

    One of my fantasies is to supervise/back up homebirths for an Amish or Luddite community, and get a weekly supply of fresh eggs, chicken, produce, preserves, etc from them in exchange. Have you ever had preserves from a place like that? It's better than cash.

    But, I was was planning on, you know, paying the rent with my full time job with traditional reimbursement.

    It's not something I thought anyone other than a hippie like me was fantasizing about, and I certainly wouldn't recommend it on a news show as the future of medical reimbursement.

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  6. you should compile all of your cartoons and publish! XD

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  7. my husband came home with two canned goods the other day. one was pickles, the the other was pickled beets. he thought it was nice. i thought differently.

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  8. Hey, I'm actually FINE with the concept of barter for some of my patients. At least it means that they're willing do to something that shows that they value the care that I give them, even if they can't afford to pay me in cash. Often the bartered goods are worth more than Medicaid would have paid for the visit.

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