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