Ooh ooh that smell! And the quest to determine its origin
The morning commute south on the Red Line starts fairly uneventfully. Bleary-eyed passengers shiver and shake their way onto the train car.
But then something -- some smell -- begins to permeate the car starting at around the Sheridan stop. It seems to work its way through the car from the far end.
People begin covering noses with hands and scarves. The little 5-year-old girl sitting in the seat ahead of me makes a point of holding her nose with her chubby little fingers while talking in nasal tones with her Dad about the "poopy smell."
It's hard to figure out at first what it is. Human? Animal? And why did we only just recently start smelling it? So I decide to walk to the other end of the car as I exit at Grand to do some investigative research.
I can only determine that the awful smell is dog poop. It just seems like someone must have brought it into the car on his/her shoe.
Thank you so much. I hope you were able to clean it off at work.