Friday, March 19, 2010

Toll booth

If you are from Utah like I am, you don't encounter a lot of toll booths in your day to day driving.

But if your are from an area where toll booths are common place, well....

While visiting Florida driving on the local highways and biways, we encountered many toll booths. Its a bit annoying. I can't imagine having to always be sure that I have enough money for toll booths. Can you imagine having to say,
"Whoops,I don't have money for the toll booths so..."


At one toll booth we had our money all ready to pay, but the toll booth guy told us the car in front of us had paid our toll. It wasn't until we drove away in a bit of shock that we realized that we should have paid for the car behind us. How awesome would it have been to pay for the car behind you, and them paying for the car behind them, and so on.... I think that would have been awesome, but we didn't think of it fast enough. (maybe that was what the person ahead of us had in mind and we went and ruined it) Oh well, next time we travel we will be sure to pay for the car behind us when we come to a toll. We could use more simple anonymous kindness in the world, don't you think ;D


MeganRebekah said...

I live in Florida, and have never had anyone pay for my toll! That's so cool!

When I used to live in an area with a major toll road, that I needed for work, I got a Sunpass. You stick it on your windshield and just drive through the toll without stopping. It was awesome!!!

Frugal Vicki said...

Believe it or not, where I live it is pretty common just to have this little electronic thingie on your car to go through the tolls and it automatically takes money out of your account. I hate the tolls. Please $1.00 to get on and another to get off? that road was paid off years ago.

The Boob Nazi said...

I don't have any cash or change on me. I'd be screwed!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

That is so awesome that he did that!!! Oh! And I got lost once in Ogden, totally LOST for like 2 hours! I found a toll booth there!!! And I had ZERO cash but the guy was nice and he let me through because it was a little tiny byway that led to the highway, which I was trying to find. :) But next time I find a toll booth, your post inspired me to pay for the guy behind me!

The Mommyologist said...

Sounds like a great idea to me! I will have to remember that one the next time we're on a toll road.