Passing Time and Tolls
I enjoy traveling and I enjoy driving, but I don’t enjoy paying highway tolls. One way I try to diffuse that annoyance is by hoarding coins when I travel, with the intent of paying every toll on the way back entirely in loose change.
I highly recommend the activity–it’s a fun little counting game, it keeps the coins in circulation, and there is a sense of satisfaction that accompanies using 18 assorted coins in a transaction.
But be warned–if you are travelling along the Hudson River in New York state, on I-87, and you decide to get off at Saugerties, one of the toll-booth operators there does not like pennies. I mean, really, does not like pennies. Especially more than 40 of them. Trust me.