Thanks to a reporter friend, I now know that in Virginia one can be charged with:
Conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens for commercial advantage and financial gain.
I said to friend: I didn’t realize that there were different levels of harboring.
To which he answered: Conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens for driving in the HOV lane!
Which led me to:
According to Wikipedia, slugging “is the practice of forming…informal carpools for purposes of commuting…”
If you read the article, check out the General Practices/Unofficial Rules section – some of the terms (like ‘body-snatching’) are a little creepy.
Learned the hard way:
Years ago, I knew some people in Silver Spring (suburban MD), so I would go up to visit.
To get from VA to Sprang (as we used to call it), you’d get on I-495N. It’s all very straightforward, no question about it.
On the way back, you have the choice of 495S OR 495W.
Logically, I chose SOUTH since I had gone north before. However, traffic in the VA/DC/MD area isn’t always (or ever) logical.
I should have gone WEST.
No worries, since the Beltway is a circle and I eventually found my way home, but driving extra miles wasn’t what I really wanted to do in the middle of the night.
Hope your weekend is full of easy commutes, see ya next week!