Yesterday morning I set out on the drive to Charlotte, North Carolina. As I was cruising along, enjoying the incredible weather, I noted the sign “Toll booth ahead“. Uh-oh. If you’re like me you don’t often carry cash. I pretty well use the debit card for all transactions.
Tip #1 There are 3 toll booths on I-77 in West Virginia ($1.25 each)
I was frantically digging through the car looking for change as I got closer and closer. I only came up with .95 cents. When I pulled up to the booth I said “I’ve got .95 cents…and a debit card”.
Tip #2 Toll booths don’t take debit cards.
She rolled her eyes and explained to me that she could write down my drivers license information and give me a reciept which I have 14 days to return with payment. The next 2 booths would do the same. Meanwhile, the line behind me at the booth was growing and growing.
Tip #3 It’s not a good idea to make people wait at a toll booth.
Ironically enough, when I got to the hotel and was unpacking my bag, I found 3 quarters that have been in there forever. I noticed that one of them was the newer kind that has a state represented on one side of it. Wouldn’t you know that the state represented on the quarter was…you guessed it…North Carolina.
For those praying with and for us this week, Heather and I have decided to use the Prayer of Jabez as I drive and walk through potential neighborhoods in Charlotte. You can find that prayer (HERE). I will also be carrying a certain quarter in my pocket as a reminder of Gods calling and faithfulness. Lastly, I will make sure I stop at an ATM before I make my return to Columbus.