i really need to follow my cousin’s advice and just get an e-zpass tag.
|Logo grabbed from http://www.ezpassnj.com|
while heading back to NY about two weeks ago from my parents’ place in NJ, i accidentally didn’t pay toll at one of the booths. i say it was an accident and toll taker’s fault because i know i got into a “cash only” lane, except by the time i got to the booth, the person apparently had gone away and switched the booth to an e-zpass (tag only) lane and i was stuck holding my $8 with a sign flashing in front of me that i’m in violation. (they did that again over the labor day weekend, prompting honking horns from a ton of cars; fortunately i was still far enough i was able to switch lanes).
anyway, i got the bill in the mail today and i was already getting pissed off even before i opened the envelope because it thought i was going to be charged a fee or fine on top of the toll. AND I WASN’T! whoohoo! as long as the toll was paid before sept. 17, i was only being charged $8. add $50 if i pay after that date. so i paid right away … now i suddenly feel i have $50 because i had already considered that money “lost.” 😛