Audio Lesson:

She makes a cloak and sells it, and she gives a belt to the trafficker.

She is making stuff again. She’s a handy-mandy.

We don’t make stuff much anymore. It’s becoming a lost art. Back in the day, it was a school requirement. How else were you going to be able to cloth yourself if you didn’t know how to sew. We don’t sew, we shop.

So what can we do with this one? What if we switched out the word cloak for chicken? She makes chicken and sells it, and gives the leftovers to the kid next door. Yep, she’s not only handy, she’s thrifty. She can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan, make BLTs and sell them at lunch hour; with the leftovers, she offers them to someone in need.

We could call this entrepreneurship. We could say that she has a mind for business, but we’ve already done that. Perhaps we should just call this common sense, which in our day is as uncommon as sewing your own coat.


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