Wanna buy a dog?

Originally uploaded by kryn13

A while back the WSJ had an article on the 'Mackerel Economy' found in prison.  Seems inmates purchase cans of Mackerel and use them as currency. 

Well, I've been travelling on Southwest airlines for the past couple of months and when you travel Business Select with them you get a free drink coupon...good for an adult beverage of your choice.  As it is not always the most appropriate of times to use those, I have gathered a stash of them.

The other day I overheard one of my coworkers offering to pay a third person in drink coupons to get them to do something for them.

Southwest drink coupons as the prison currency of the road warrior?