Once again this week, my Red Line motor(wo)man was irritated and let us passengers know about it a few times.
"Passengers, please keep your hands and feet out of the doorways when the doors are closing!"
OK, I get it, especially just a couple of months after one passenger inserted her kid and stroller in the closing doors, and soon found her kid on the train bed. But do you have to be so mean in such a scolding voice?
Then, just two stops later, there was this admonition:
"Passengers, please mind your children. The platforms are very dangerous so please watch out for your children."
Honestly, I've never heard that my 20-plus years of CTA commuting. Not that's it's an unimportant reminder. Just a first.