|"I owe you a beer."|
A lot of people at work have saved my butt when things got too busy for one person. I tend to say "I owe you a beer," when this happens. How do you keep track of all those beers? To solve that problem, I've decided to mint my own currency, pictured here.
I give 'em to people who I owe a favor to, and they can hand them back at any time and I'll redeem it for a real beer. I'm a central bank, with a private currency tied to "the beer standard."
There are still some details to sort out. For instance, what's the exchange rate? Certainly, a beer is about equal to a well drink ... but what about call drinks, or a roy rogers, or fancy wine? (Is boxed wine the penny?)
It's pretty easy to get custom-made poker chips. I used American Prom, who have an online design tool. They shipped quickly and looked just like the on-screen mock-up. There are jillions of other places tho.