this is the first of 9 blogthemes with extracts from The Free,It’s just a clip from a rather chaotic scene when visitors arrive in the middle of a house Assembly..
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Free Credit Cards from The Free page 134
-‘Shouldn’t we do the Credit Cards?’- Barney suggested.
-‘Good idea. Point number seven. Let’s just do the Credit Cards first then.’-
Jerry pretended to sound a trumpet. Who said he was shy?
-‘Excuse me. Everybody ready?..Roll up Ragwort Poolers for a historic moment. Roll up. Roll up, Little Agnes Street, numbers two to four..’-
He was dealing some green plastic cards out onto the table. -
‘Yes folks, er, with t
hese cards we can NOW access nearly all the magnificent goods and services in this Pool of Cooperatives and um, many other locations in the known galaxy.. absolutely FREE.’-
Pausing for wows, guffaws and silly quips, he proceeded.
-‘Our credit has made a giant leap, if they work that is. They’ve printed them up for everyone except for Moonbeam and the goldfish, even Josie I think, sorry, especially Josie, and even Visitors Cards, for Macker, Lucia and Sol.’-
There was cheering and laughing as we examined the plastic cards…[refs 7,16.glossary]
-‘I can’t believe this, I just walked in.’- said Lucia. –‘How much can I spend?’-
-‘Nothing.. um. Or as much as you like. But if your account shows you took all the beer, they break your leggies.’- Jerry explained, badly.
-‘With their armies.’- said Macker. And got a laugh.
-‘What? You joke me.’- said Sol.
-‘It’s a sophisticated algorithm. Melding supply and demand with social and environmental variables, the M-Market mechanism and a nominal monthly credit level.. plus a lot of trust in the p-public.’- said Jerry .-‘They say it works down the country already but…’- ….. [ref.16]
-‘But the people are a little crazy down there.’- said Barney.
-‘That’s a blatant Shit-On, Barney.’- I said, laughing. -‘Put that in the book Bernie. A Shit-On by Barney, racism against country people, how can he commit so many? ’-
-’Okay I confess, but it was an affectionate joke, not, uh, nasty. I mean, I do come from the country myself…’-
-‘What a pathetic excuse.’- said Bernie.
-‘Thank you Jerry for this Card of Credit.’- said Sol, an arm around him and examining it. -‘Maybe we begin to destroy capitalism today! Who knows?.. Later we make some interview about this Money- Free okay?’-
-‘Tell us why you’re really here then Sol and Lucia.’- I said, though I kind of knew.
-‘Sol is available, ladies only, take notice.’- said Lucia.
Somehow wiggling her eyebrows independently up and down.
-‘First of all, we’re sorry to be late. We had a shocking horrible trip, all one day on the ferry.’- she went on.
-‘The sea was like climbing mountains. All of the persons were vomiting.’-
Sol was on his feet again, short and rotund, acting out the waves and the vomit.
-‘Then the Immigration Police got us. Taking off our clothes to interrogate us.’-
-‘Oh no!’- said Maggie. -‘What bad luck.’-
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