As I tweeted last night: “The only time I *really* hate the #CTA Red Line is at 5 pm northbound on nights of #Cubs games. Like right now.”
There was the usual crush of clueless Cubs fans and tourist Phillies fans at Grand/State on the Red Line. To make matters worse, Red Line trains were backed up. I still managed to squeeze on to the last car.
Just about all riders exhibited boorish behavior, including my biggest pet peeve: refusing to move off the train so other could exit.
By the time we got to Addison (finally!), I stepped off the train to let the madding crowds exit. I heard a commotion on the train in the doorway. A guy in his 60s was yelling at another guy in 50th: “Are you gonna get outta my way?!!”
I looked up, saw the bigger guy in his 50s step aside and then give the more feeble 60-year-old a hard shove, and the guy stumbles off the train with no no further altercation. Dude, chill out!