Jim caught a great confrontation between a Green Line motorwoman and a homeless guy who picked the wrong car to take up four seats while trying to sleep. A little tip — avoid the first car where the motorman/woman works if you want to sleep.
The first time she saw him from her compartment, she politely told him to put his feet down.
At the next stop, the warning got a little more stern: “This is the CTA and you only paid the fare for one seat.” (We need to get those cameras in every car like on the new Series 5000 cars.)
At the next stop she sees he is fast asleep. She announces there’s a motorman emergency and emerges from her working space and screams at him:
“This is no hotel or motel! And just because this is the Green Line this
is no Holiday Inn. Get off the train or the police will give you a real
place to sleep — all five stars at 26th and Cal.”
The guy finally got that very descriptive message and exited at the next stop.