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December 27th, 2006

A Note to Drivers Without E-Z Pass

Dear Drivers Without E-Z Pass That I Shared The Road With Yesterday —

Listen, I don’t care if you don’t have E-Z Pass. You could have any number of reasons, and they’re all valid.

But when there’s a left lane that warns you three miles ahead via sinage and text on the road itself that it’s “E-Z Pass Only,” please, get the hell out of the lane.

This weekend you caused a three mile backup during which I was dealing with a screaming baby. When we approached the tollbooths, each and every one of you freaking tools merged over into the non-E-Z Pass Only lanes. The three leftmost E-Z Pass lanes were completely unused, which means that the left lane should have been nearly empty. Thanks for being idiots, idiots.

Love Dearly,

Posted in Everyday Life

Adam December 27, 2006, 9:11 pm

Give ’em hell, Ryan!

Aanen December 27, 2006, 9:25 pm

Sounds like you had an interesting trip!

Rob December 27, 2006, 9:55 pm

Sounds like SOMEone’s cranky. Do you need a nap, little boy? Eh? Eh?

jk December 28, 2006, 5:53 am

E-Z Pass means never having to roll down your window in crappy weather. It changed my life

Merle December 28, 2006, 2:22 pm

At least you get a warning. Out here, our local equivalent doesn’t bother with good signage. Usually they’ll have a sign a quarter of a mile before the booths, and it will be *wrong*. It’s annoying enough that I would rather avoid driving.

And the traffic people on the morning news seem constantly shocked that when they open a new Fastrack lane, traffic gets much worse for about a month. Sigh. But I guess they drive into work in the wee hours, before there are other cars to contend with.

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