Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 139: Paid Someone's Toll

Hopefully our toll booth experience goes better than Sonny Corleone's

In a couple of hours, I will head down to Bloomington, Indiana (Go Hoosiers!) for the wedding weekend of my friends Dan and Maria (more on this tomorrow).  It has been over a year since I have been back to IU, and I can't wait to go sit out on the patio at Kilroy's and enjoy a cold beer.  When I think back to my days in college and then see what I have now, namely my wife and daughter, I am amazed to see how life has changed.  I have traded in popped collars at frat parties for burp cloths at bed time.  For the first couple of years out of college, I missed it so much and wanted so badly to go back.  Now, the next time I will spend extended time at a college campus will be to go on visits with Isla when she is choosing where to go (although she only has the choice of IU and UCLA).  Well as we embark on our journey south to B-Town, we will encounter a couple of tolls on the road.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to be paying the toll of the car I am riding in and the car behind us.  Hopefully this will start a chain of kindness similar to the chain in the coffee line in Montana.  Everyone have a great weekend.  If you are in Chicago, be sure to dodge the NATO protesters.


  1. That's so nice! :)

    - Esther

  2. That was a very nice thing to do for someone. Who doesn't like a free toll. You probably maade someone's day. One less toll for them to pay.

  3. That's a nice Random Act - especially since most tolls have gone up recently (including the 87% increase in Illinois!). No need to worry about NATO on the north side - more pressing is crosstown classic traffic!