Short Changed on the Florida Turnpike
I had to attend a hearing in Sanford, Florida this afternoon. Before I left my house I made sure I had cash for the tolls. As I approached the first one outside of Orlando I pulled into the cash lane, handed the attendant a $10 bill, grabbed the receipt, my change and drove off.
Nearing the second toll I looked down to grab another dollar. Instead of $7.50 sitting on the seat there was only $2.50. The toll booth attendant had short changed me $5 and I had been in such a hurry to drive off I had not checked my change.
As my funds began to dwindle I asked the attendant how many more tolls were left before my destination. She told me there were 2 and I needed another $2.50. Realizing I was not going to make it I asked directions to the nearest ATM. When I found it I grabbed some additional cash and was hit with a $5 ATM fee. I was not happy.
By the time I got to Sanford I was happy to be done with the Florida Turnpike. When my hearing was over I decided to drive home by going through Jacksonville. The distance was about the same and I was able to avoid any further tolls.