El evangelist revisited: A creature of habit
As reported before, like many commuters, I'm a creature of habit on the CTA -- I get on the same car at pretty much the same time coming and going. Well, at least coming to work. And those habits came back to bit me when I learned that the infamous El Evangelist is too.
That's the down side of train habits -- you get on the same car at the time every day, but so does the El Evangelist! I left for work early last week to get voting out of the way. Since that went quicker than I thought it would, I ran into the El evangelist again.
It was the usual rant. She has the same rap. At least she could change it up a bit, doncha think?
On this day, as she finally left the train at Fullerton with a resounding "AMEN," a passenger replied with a thankful "AMEN," which brought laughter from the entire car. He said: "I can't miss that lady! From the South Side to the North Side, I see her all time!" That got the whole car talking to each other about her and their collective experiences with strange things on the CTA.
So one good thing came out of that visit by the El Evangelist. People actually TALKED to each other!