"Passengers, make your adjustments"; making a CTA getaway
Chicago newcomer Jake yesterday wondered about what happened to the "Tattler" part of CTA Tattler. Other longer-term readers correctly chimed in that I originally started writing this blog about things "seen and heard on the Chicago Transit Authority."
There's no question the focus of CTA Tattler has drifted more toward CTA news and analysis, plus a riders forum. But that doesn't mean I don't treasure harvesting some good old-fashioned "Tattler Tales." Take the other night, for instance.
"Passengers, make your adjustments"
Thus spoke the loquacious motorman on the Red Line north at Fullerton and at Belmont, urging passengers to quickly change trains.
But it just made me think of old women hiking up their garters and men adjusting their "package." And I was trying hard to get both thoughts out of my head.
The guy who "shut down" the Blue Line
And it could have been you on that icy platform. A rider tells his story about how he ran for the train door on the icy California Blue Line paltform, and ended up flat on his back. Concerned passengers on the train pulled doors open -- even a door on the side of the train away from the platform. That caused some major delays. Read his tale of woe at Doors Open on the Left, the LiveJournal community. (Hat tip to Bob.)
The slow getaway via CTA bus
Finally, did you see the Tribune story about the bank robber in Lincoln Square who made his getaway on a CTA bus? He didn't get very far.
Nope, that was not a joke. Cheers!