Connecticut, proudly self-described as The Land of Steady Habits, is threatening to disrupt the steadiest habit of all. Shared sacrifice for a habit we all share.
There is angst over Connecticut’s budget crisis, and anger over issues such as decriminalizing marijuana.
Somewhat overshadowed, it seems to me, is the legislation to close the rest stops on Interstates 84, 91 and 95 that do not have income-producing businesses on them (a gas station and a McDonald’s, for instance).
The Malloy administration says this cut is non-negotiable. Gonna happen. Period.
The trucking industry isn’t happy, and the Boy Scouts will have nowhere to serve coffee to drowsy drivers. Both cite safety issues.
I’m wondering where the National Organization for Women is on this, because men clearly have an advantage when no facilities are available. The AARP may want to chime in, too.
Perhaps it’s time for a new state slogan.
How about: “Connecticut. Pull Over and Pee!” That’ll look nifty on a sign, wouldn’t it?
UPDATE: It now appears the rest stops will survive! Go in peace.