Wanna play with me to be an adult and buy and sell stuff that kids can’t buy?
Let’s pretent that
- these rocks are $1 bills.
- these snail shells are firecrackers
- these tree leaves are very rare pokemon cards
- this bike is a car
What do you want to buy me?
Firecrackers are $2-rocks each, pokemon cards are $10-rocks each and the car is $5000 (yeah, I know, that’s a lot of rocks).
You don’t know?
Oh, the price just changed, as lot of people bought. Now it’s $3-rocks each.
But less people are interested in Pokemon cards, so I will drop them for 8 rocks each.
OK, let’s go for 2 Pokemons: that’s 16 rocks please.
Want anything else?
Oh, someone want some Pokemons cards, he insists very hard, do you want to sell them back to me? I will give you $12 rocks for each of them, or I can give you 8 Snails-Firecrackers if you still want some?
Well, that is UMA.
You can buy things you could not buy in a normal situation (like it’s forbidden for kids to buy firecrackers).
You don’t actually buy them, but you buy something that really look like them and act like it.
Pretty cool, huh?
So, do you want to buy a car?
I need to restore my gravel driveway