Coins only, no puppies

coins only
Not an actual toll road sign but it ought to be

Apparently, all kinds of items besides (valid) coins are found in toll road coin hoppers (the basket thingees where you throw your change to pay your toll).

I have compiled a list–on very good authority I might add–for the morons out there who don’t seem to grasp the true meaning of “Coins only.”

“Coins only” means — Coins ONLY, and NO —

  • condoms (packaged or used)
  • fuses
  • bullets/casings
  • safety pins
  • nails
  • lockets
  • earrings
  • rings
  • fake/foreign coins (paper or Chuck E. Cheese’s like)
  • paper money (real or fake)
  • firecrackers
  • gummy bears
  • nuts/bolts/screws (obviously the morons don’t want to lose anymore of these)
  • washers
  • bottle caps
  • turn signals
  • reflectors
  • ears (real or costume)
  • eye drops
  • “tobacco” rolling papers
  • clown (?) noses
  • mints
  • jolly ranchers
  • tongue depressors / popsicle sticks
  • whistles
  • keys
  • pantyhose
  • necklaces
  • pipes/tubes
  • money clips
  • watches
  • fishing hooks/lures
  • guitar picks
  • golf tees
  • dog tags
  • buttons
  • dice
  • fingernails (real or fake)
  • condiment packets
  • medals
  • drug capsules (OTC, prescription, illegal, whatever)
  • lighters
  • locks
  • drug vials
  • puppies


6 thoughts on “Coins only, no puppies”

    1. Oh like you’ve never tried to pay your toll with a puppy? A puppy was found once, yes, and thankfully it survived and I hear is doing well. 🙂

  1. I guess I’ve never really thought about this before since I do not live near any tolls and have only been through two of them in my whole life. I’m pretty sure this post was a challenge for me to hide some sort of object in my car to throw into the coin hopper next time I’m going to be going through a toll. I’m all stocked up on army men and plastic dinosaurs and maybe someone out there really wants a dinosaur! 😀

    1. I’m sure green army men and dinosaurs would make a nice addition to the collection of found items, yes! Don’t know if that would actually cover the toll though.

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