Travel Day, Plus Very Fancy Tinfoil for Your Hat
I’m on the road today, so this is necessarily brief, but I have great news for all you paranoids out there!
There’s this thing people use on toll roads now that automatically deducts the toll from their debit cards. It goes by different names in different states (IPass, EZPass, etc.), but the idea is basically the same — little plastic case with a transponder in it that triggers a credit card charge or account deduction every time you pass through a toll plaza.
So when you set up an account and they ship one of these to you they do it by truck, right? From a state that uses one of these systems, and therefore has toll plazas that read them. And your money’s already on it, and they don’t want to charge every IPass in the truck every time it goes past a toll booth, so instead they wrap it in — get this — tinfoil.
Very nice tinfoil, as it happens. Tinfoil with little extra-reflective patterns stamped on it, the better to keep out unwanted radio waves.
Like the ones from space aliens.
Order an IPass. Make yourself a tinfoil hat with the wrappings. It’s the only way to be safe! Now I’m off to test it out at the Rockford toll plaza.
MA101 is not affiliated with the Illinois Tollway in any way, shape, or form. Actually we kind of hate them, when you come down to it. But blocking alien space rays is important, so get yourself some fancy tinfoil for your hat.