The Loonie is not doing so well. It’s at it’s lowest rate since 2003 – and things aren’t looking a whole lot better for 2016. So, what should we do? I say, we ditch the loonie and think about kickin’ it old school with a currency from the past:
WOODEN BILLS: These would be cheap to make, would make great kindling in a snowstorm and could be use to cook salmon on as well! The only issue would be finding a way to get in and out of your wallet – without getting a splinter.
EDIBLE CURRENCY: Heck, they did this back in the middle ages if you were roaming the Sahara – why not today? Instead of 20 dollars, you give someone 20 dollops of peanut butter or something.
SQUIRREL PELTS: Russia used to pay for things with squirrel pelts. Not that I condone the killing of our furry friends – but those pesky buggers are always getting into my bird feeder…soooo
RAI STONES: Who cares if the value goes down when you don’t feel like spending it anyway. That’s how you would likely feel if we went to using a Rai Stone. These things weighed 8 tons and were up to 20 feet in diameter. Many people attempting to move them would be killed – just because of how heavy and awkward they were. Plus, who how are you going to fit that into your wallet?
KISSI MONEY: Some African regions used this to purchase goods and services in the olden days. You’d have to be careful though, if one of the ends cracked or broke, it was worthless – unless you were able to have a special ceremony by a witch doctor to fix it.