Monday, April 03, 2006

I-love I-Pass

Yesterday I got to breeze through several Illinois toll plazas without stopping thanks to my new I-Pass. I felt so upper-class as I saw each "Pay Toll Ahead" sign and prepared by... doing nothing! No more slowing down and steering with one knee while counting out change. I can't believe I waited so long to get one. Especially cool are the Open-Road Tolling locations, which don't even require I-Pass holders to slow down.

But, speaking of slowing down: What happened to you, Illinois drivers? You used to be cool. You used to be so good with the "slower traffic keep right" rule! You used to move over before I even had to flash headlights at you. Now you're as bad as Wisconsin drivers, blithely chugging along in the left lane, jamming up the flow, oblivious to signals, causing backups and hazards, forcing people to swerve around and pass you in the slow lane. Wake up, people!