Sights seen and heard on a CTA Sunday excursion

I need to use the CTA more at times and days other than weekdays at rush hour.

On Sunday I was heading to visit my daughter in Logan Square.

As soon as I boarded the Red Line I saw the seat in front of me filled with a bag of sunflower seeds and shells. What is it about sunflower seed and the CTA? Thanks, you slob.

I exited the Red Line at Fullerton, and saw a sign that’s an anachronism of our times. “Use the nearest telephone.” Seriously?

Finally, I’m on my way back home on the Red Line when three teens come crashing through the doors between cars.

They laugh and scream through the car: “Freaky!”

Really? That’s all you’ve got?


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  • Mark Grote of The Score had a story about the nude guy on the Red Line, but I already retold it on

  • In reply to jack:

    Jack - gotta better link? What thread?

  • Maybe Anonymous will tell you.

    Anyway it is sw4400's "Rail Service Alerts." That might even be relevant to whether sw4400 does a better job than @cta, although I doubt it.

  • In reply to jack:

    Lovely story. Thanks Jack.

  • In reply to Kevin O’Neil:

    BTW. I see that you didn't have any interest in the reference I made in the other post. $1 billion is $1 billion, but Grote story, priceless.

  • Again, a better link would be helpful. It's not easy finding stuff on that site.

  • You could always use Google " + search term," which I just did. Of course, I knew what the relevant search term was.

    Anyway, the reference was to CTA General Discussion->Where to take your complaint.

    Also, it turned out that while I was riding busfan's case, he turned out correct that Huberman was covering up his plan to ditch the NABIs. He was just wrong in saying that the garage superintendents had the authority to do it.

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