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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Tales From Podex: If You Give A Mouse A Linden ...
By Bixyl Shuftan
In the middle of the talk, a short mouselike figure walked in. He was dressed all Christmasy in his green shorts and red shirt, wearing a Santa hat between his huge ears. He looked around, then headed to one of the tellers, whom greeted him “Hello?”
“Hi. I don’t suppose I can put some cookies in a safe deposit box?”
“Um, Sir, we’re an exchange service. We exchange US Dollars and several other world currencies for Linden Dollars, and vice-versa. We don’t store virtual goods for safekeeping.”
“Oh darn. I was hoping I could eat them later before lag does. I don’t suppose I could trade some Czech korunas for some Lindens?”
“Certainly Sir.” The clerk brought up a form to fill out, and in a few minutes, the electronic tramsfer was made.
“Thank you very much. I don’t think I’ve seen a client like you from the Czech Republic before.”
“I’m not. I’m from the USA.”
“Then what are you doing with korunas?”
“It was a friend’s idea of a Christmas prank. I asked for a bowl of Chex mix, and instead, he gave me ‘Czech mix.’ “
The clerks groaned, and the mouselike client chuckled a bit before turning around, and leaving the bank, going about his way while the tellers went about their business.
The Podex Exchange is located at the Coda sim at (45, 218, 61), with a website at http://www.podex.info/. Jacek Shuftan is the CEO.
Note: The preceding is a fictional story, written for the dual purpose of advertisement and entertainment.