Motorman's entreaties to passengers pay off; and he really likes us!
The Red Line motorman starts to get chatty with instructions as we head south during the morning commute.
Between North Avenue and Clark and Division, he implores standing passengers to move into the middle of the cars and away from the doors. He warns that more people would be boarding soon. He also asks people to step off the train to let people more quickly exit at their stops. "Don't worry, I'll wait for you to get back on board."
Between Chicago and Grand, he is quite pleased with our compliance:
"Aw, nice job you guys. I knew you could do it. I really like CTA passengers. You are the best."
It's usually good to like your customers.