Her story is based in Greece but maybe we can all relate.
It is a slow day in a little Greek village. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough; everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.
On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a £100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.
The butcher takes the £100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer.
The pig farmer takes the £100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.
The guy at the Farmers’ Co-op takes the £100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the taverna.
The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the £100 note.
The hotel proprietor then places the £100 note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything.
No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole village is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.