Someone sat next to him!
We’ve all experienced it.
We walk on a full train or bus and spy the lone empty seat. Next to a sleeper. Who is hogging much of the seat. Who smells. Who snores.
Today, someone actually sat next to him! And she switched from her first seat choice to do so! A landmark day in CTA history!
Actually, the guy didn’t smell all that bad. And his butt was hogging only about a quarter of the seat next to him, as he hunched down in sleeping repose. He was totally cloaked from waist to head in a mauve, hooded sweatshirt. Could have been a woman for all we could tell.
And I suspect the woman who sat next to him was trying to get out of the sun, because she immediately sat down and fell asleep herself. Maybe they thought they were in the “sleeper section.”
Oh, and she was wearing a green scarf covering yellow curlers. When was the last time you saw someone wearing curlers on the rush hour train?