I traded the matchstick for an ordinary green ballpoint pen.

  • And then what did I trade that pen for?
  • And with who?

This trade also highlighted a strategy I adopted going forward, of getting offers on my offers for my current item.

@telanasimpson What would you swap a green #pen for? I chose a #frog as my second #onematchstick trade. & my #strategy ♬ original sound – Telana Simpson | Courage Coach

Here is how Megan described her offer (original on my blogspot here), which I thought was such a superb description:

I’m going to start with the offer of a fluffy frog…in a leaping pose, flipper flapper feet things sticking out (knees to the breeze!)
It has these beady eyes that look at you wherever you are (kinda like the Mona Lisa… only cheaper)

But wait, there’s more, for one green accountant’s pen ball, you get…

A built in purse with fully zippable zipper

A loop attachment that allows you to thread it onto your belt, (for the fashionable amphibian accessory look)

The Canadian maple leaf stitched to it’s belly in matching red (matching its flipper flapper feet thingies)

It also comes with its original tag saying “Souvenir of/du Canada” (BI- lingual!) and its other stitched-on-tag that says “Made in China, 100% polyester” (also BI lingual, but I won’t bother with the French here as polyester seems to be polyester in French too)

The more I think about it, the more I think you are getting a shweet deal.

This fluffy f(r)iend was the first step I took towards a frog-phobia-free existence but now that I’ve moved onto bigger and better treatment options (NLP!), I feel ready to let it go…

But will you trade him for a pen…?


And here is my chat with Megan – what happened to the pen? What is Megan up to today?