Me: Im getting into gardening lately
Colleague: You can make a lot of money landscaping you know
Me: No I mean like fruit and veg
C: Ah to sell?
Me: No for me and to give away to my neighbours
C: So how are you making money from it?
Me: No, its a hobby and a way to provide for people
C: Yeah but you should really be thinking how to monetise it
Me: I dont think I can continue to talk to you anymore
@ackthrice right but have you considered turning your passion into a joyless obligation that you depend on until you resent having to do it?
@ackthrice having done the monetization, I feel lucky that I can tell people that I've tried it and alwaus get sad.
@ackthrice Imagine being such a goddamn capitalist you can't even be neighborly. Ironicially, there's nothing more anti-american than that.
While we're not American and have no particular desire not to be anti-american I appreciate your point
@ackthrice Just ask "Why so venal?"
Short-circuit their conservative nonsense with an older version that condemns seeking profit.
@ackthrice and by anymore, do you, per chance, mean, ever again?
No need for money if you just demand their first-born child in exchange for prime produce or something. I think there was an obscure legend about that once. ;)
@ackthrice you should think about how to monetize talking to that person, they should be paying you for the time spent
@ackthrice that can’t be real! 😧
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