April 7, 2009

Saving a Dollar, Sharing a Ride

Anecdote from The New York Times "Metropolitan Diary" column, 6 April, 2009.

As I was waiting to take the bus across the George Washington Bridge to the A train in Washington Heights, a couple in a car stopped to ask me if I’d like a ride across the bridge. It seems that the $8 toll is reduced if there are three or more people in the car.

Before getting in the car, I jokingly asked the driver if they were going to kidnap me.

His wife replied, “No, we barely can get by, just the two of us.”

-- submitted by Cindy Leibowitz

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