Wednesday, October 17, 2007

By Jove, I think they’ve got it

As you drive today, know that you are appreciated.

The good folks at the Chicago Skyway have been trying to find the best way to thank you, the toll-paying customer, for enduring two years of construction, delays and lane restrictions as they fixed up the road on your dime. And, by Jove, I think they’ve got it.

Make sure to stop on your way through the Windy City and get yourself a free coffee or frozen treat from a “national donut and ice cream retailer” courtesy of the Cintra-Macquarie consortium that has control of the toll road until the year 2104.

That’s right. For all of your stress, delivery delays and costs associated with passing through the construction zones, you are entitled to a free coffee or frozen treat.

Oh, and it’s “while supplies last” and only available on one day, Thursday, Oct. 18, at one manual tollbooth – eastbound or westbound at 8801 S. Anthony Ave.

And it’s only available from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

One more thing. You will have to travel to the coffee shop to redeem the coupon.

It’s almost too good to be true.