The story below is a corporate stunt, but I enjoy bartering work for food. You may remember how some people paid me for some computer work with heifer. I just did another computer job (maybe 30 minutes) and was given enough seafood delicacies to feed six adults and two children with some left over.
Via: Travelers Today:
Travel can be expensive. One man is using a unique way to pay for a trip as a challenge. Pennsylvania comedian Josh Sankey is on a mission to make a cross-country road trip from New York to Los Angeles with no other currency but bacon.
Sankey isn’t carrying any cash or credit cards as he makes his cross country trip. He is paying for everything from gas to lodging by using uncooked bacon as currency. He set off on his trip with 3,000 pounds of the popular meat and he seems to be getting good deals with it so far.
“I got two tickets to the Jets game for six bricks [of bacon],” Sankey told ABC. “They were pretty good seats, too.”
Sankey’s trip is part of a promotion for bacon producer Oscar Mayer. He is being followed by a film crew as they document Sankey’s bacon barter.
Sankey, of New Castle, kicked off his trip in New York on Sept. 9. He has until Sept. 23 to make it to Los Angeles as he barters the bacon that he’s towing in a trailer.
Sankey has made some interesting trades so far along his journey. He was able to get a taxi ride in NYC, Jets tickets, lodging at stranger’s houses who he met through Twitter, homemade moonshine and wine, jumper cables, gas money and more. Sankey was even able to hire 29 college interns for 100 pounds of bacon in Lafayette, Ind. However the strangest trade was paying a fan with 200 bricks of bacon to get a bacon tattoo, which cost another 200 bricks of bacon.
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