Once upon a time, in a world far, far away, the economy had taken a turn for the worse. The government was running out of money and the banks were on the verge of collapse. In a desperate attempt to save the economy, the government decided to make morale patches the new currency.
At first, people were skeptical. How could a patch with a silly slogan on it possibly be worth anything? But as it turns out, morale patches were highly sought after and became incredibly valuable. People would trade patches with each other, and businesses would even accept them as payment.
The most valuable patches were the ones with the most clever or funny slogans. "I survived 2020" patches were particularly valuable, as were patches that said things like "I'm not short, I'm just concentrated awesome."
As the economy started to recover, the government decided to phase out the patch currency and return to traditional money. But people were reluctant to give up their patches, and many continued to use them as a form of currency even after the government had officially discontinued it.
In the end, morale patches became a collector's item and a symbol of a time when the economy was in shambles but people still found a way to make light of the situation. It was a reminder that even in the darkest of times, a little bit of humor can go a long way.