Sending $30 From NYC to a Thailand Tesco Lotus in Under a Minute for 20 Cents

This happened a few hours ago. In spite of my project to create a self-sustaining business project I cannot do alone, I'm still involved daily in the mundane needs of the family.

Once it happened, I laughed and went to the pool for a while.

I came back to write about it. I was prepared to write a rant...

300 or so words into it, and it was good. ...That is, the rant was vitriolic. Then I come to grips: I'm not even into the story, yet, but I have your evil granny holding up everyone in line while writing a check at the supermarket. Good for me.

...Actually, I didn't really. I just made that up. But I did have all the bankers in chocks on the public square. And I was sparing no lashes for all the people out there—Americans mostly—who think they have a decent banking system. It's the worst in the world and an American can't even easily get a bank account in another country. I had to use an agent to bribe a bank to get me an account. The IRS. All countries. All banks. Hate them. Perfectly good reasons.

...I took a break. Specifically, I got on my motorbike, rode about 8 minutes, sat down at Roxane Bar, and Denny from Chicago was there. I like him because he's as roughly rambunctious as I am. After the preliminary pleasantries, he pulls out a smoke.

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More