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The History of Paying for Things

Technology, noun: the means by which we optimistically make our lives more complicated.

I'm not very old, [Citation Needed] but I feel like purchasing things has become unnecessarily complicated in recent years. Let's take a look at the history of buying things.

A LONG TIME AGO (so long ago that I don't remember it because I am young)

Man: I would like a number 2 combo meal with a coke.
Employee: We will get that ready for you, how do you intend to reimburse us?
Man: Here's a small goat.
Employee: That goat is too small. This meal is worth two of those size goats.
Man: How about this baby lamb?
Employee: We have no need for that lamb.
Man: I'll throw in my pet owl, but that's my final offer.
Employee: You have yourself a deal.

Bartering is complicated. It's a good thing we invented cash.

Man: I would like a number 2 combo meal with a coke.
Employee: That will be $5.99.
Man:

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