OK, so maybe that would be creepy to hug your favorite CTA worker.
But did you at least thank him or her today?
March 18 is Transit Employee Appreciation Day, according to the Regional Transportation Authority, which encourages us to "recognize the contributions of the hard-working public transit employees."
And all it takes is a quick thank you:
The RTA is encouraging riders to show their appreciation by simply thanking their driver or ticket attendant for his or her dedicated service, and follow it up with a smile or wave when boarding a bus or train, or entering a transit station.
"We all know the familiar faces we see each day, whether it’s the man or woman who works at the station or the operators who makes sure we get to our destination. They become part of our daily commute and it’s nice to show we know them and appreciate them,” said Leanne Redden, RTA Executive Director.
But yeah, you should probably stick with the thanks and the smile, rather than the hug. Avoid jail time for unwanted affection.
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