The biscuit economy
Anna Corbella (GAES Centros Auditivos):
We have been sailing for 46 days and since Cape Verde we have not seen anything related to human life (except for some trash floating on the water, unfortunately).
On board GAES Centros Auditivos, our little world, it's been some time since we established a new coin: the MARIE biscuits.
Every week we open a bag with the food for seven days, and inside there are two packets of Marie biscuits. A scarce amount. This has made this food achieve this special dimension, the quality of "currency". Every Wednesday we open the bag, we divide a pack for each and then we start negotiating. Bets, buying and selling watch minutes, interchanges, "if I am right, it is two biscuits", etc. Everything written down on a chart to avoid confusions... The value of the biscuits raises as those seven days go by; there are less and less biscuits each day, so they are more valuable each day. Now you have to be careful during breakfast, think of how many you have left and how many bets you have made. Otherwise, you risk to spend one week watching the other eating your Marie biscuits, and that's not good at all.
Greetings from GAES Centros Auditivos!