Pumping Up the Local Economy

by DavidKM

Pumping up the local economy


I attended the first

galactic symposium held on Earth

most of the meetings

took place in orbit of course

so many delegates could not stand our gravity

or our atmosphere

sometimes I feel that way myself

and wish I could go out without a mask.


But I got a vendor permit

made good money

selling odds and ends

that had been lying around the house forever.


It was hard to part with Grandma

but I couldn't take care of her properly anymore

the Squid from Rigel assured me

she would be well treated

or maybe he said pickled

I don't think his translator

was working right.