Paying It Forward- Pay For Someone Else at the Toll Booth

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country

Paying It Forward- Pay For Someone Else at the Toll Booth is not an opportunity I get very often. I live in a county with very few traffic lights let alone toll booths! It's a gorgeous place to live but not a lot of traffic which is one of the reasons I love life here on Lake Oconee so much. Sometimes, however, I get the chance to venture up to Atlanta to do something wedding related since I'm getting married in September, or most recently pick up a friend from the airport. Today I was in Atlanta for a little of both. My friend Courtney came down from DC to spend some time with me and Drew so I was taking her to the airport for her flight back and using the opportunity of being in Atlanta to make Drew go shopping for their suits for the wedding. He was thrilled : ) I guess in a way he payed it forward to me as well today because he made it through the process with little to no complaining.

Anyway, we had to get on 400 in Atlanta to go to Peachtree and there is a toll road there. I've heard the stories of paying for the car behind you to pass through the toll but it's because of this group I joined yesterday that the thought occured to me and I decided to act on it. I don't need to hear the gratitude in their voice to feel validation for what I did. I don't need anything really. Just knowing in my head that I perhaps made someone's day a little brighter is enough for me. If someone paid my fee at a toll booth I'd probably end up getting a speeding ticket trying to catch up with them to say thanks! Fortunately, the act of is not one that needs recognition. Thanks Paying It Forward group for reminding me that it's the little things sometimes that matter the most.

Comments (2)

Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

Oh Margie, I have not thought about this in a very long time.  I live in NY and we are loaded with toll roads.  We use to do this all the time for fun and now with easy pass it is not do able.  Enjoy.

May 27, 2011 02:10 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Good for you.  Doesn't it make you feel good to do something kind for a stranger.

May 27, 2011 02:49 PM