Wedding ring instead of coin

Two examples makes this a recurring theme, though not a frequently recurring one. The theme being: wedding rings used instead of coins.

Tucson Daily Citizen - Sep 15, 1961

Wirral Globe - Dec 21, 2011

Tunnel police are trying to trace the owner of a gold wedding ring that turned up in the reject tray of an automatic toll machine.
The ring - inscribed "Until I die" - was found at the toll booths at Merseytravel’s Queensway Tunnel at around 9.30am this morning.
A Merseytravel spokesman said: "The ring may have innocently slipped from the finger of someone paying to travel through the tunnel.
"But a wedding ring is usually worn on the left hand and people use their right hand to put cash into the hopper."
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Feb 06, 2016
     Category: Jewelry

Of course their are no left handed people in existence. The left hand is a dangerous thing if you visit some place like Dubai etc that is Muslim. It is considered the "dirty" hand used for bathroom hygiene. You should not shake, open doors, or Allah forbid pass food with it. Their are many other left handed "no-no's".
This article made me wonder if devout Muslims who do wear a wedding ring do so on their right hand.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 02/06/16 at 09:29 AM
The ring on the left hand here in Greece is an indication that she is engaged. It is moved over to the right hand during the wedding ceremony.

You're guess, BD, sounds like a good one to me. Wouldn't want to be wiping our butts with the wedding ring but... then again, would the men be wasting good money for rings just to put on women?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/06/16 at 10:03 AM

Almost everyone I know that works around machinery doesn't wear rings. It's too easy to lose a finger!
Posted by BMN on 02/06/16 at 10:46 AM
First rule for machinists: no rings, watches, or long sleeves. You might think you'd never put your hand where it could get caught, but I've seen curls reach out three feet and whip things around.
Posted by Phideaux on 02/06/16 at 01:00 PM
Also the reason why butterfly ties used to be so popular among pressmen, and other professions that deal with machinery which a long tie can get caught up in.
Also the reason one of my colleagues at a publisher had nine fingers... but that wasn't due to a mishap with a press, but with a volleyball net!
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/15/16 at 05:54 AM
So his net loss was only one finger?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/15/16 at 10:23 AM

Sorry, I don't know how the match ended.
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/15/16 at 05:21 PM
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