Public Trans Chronicles #2 (By G. Othello)

Public Transportation Chronicles
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Crowded CTA trains during rush hour will forever be an issue. I do not foresee that changing anytime soon. I am not always smashed up with another rider, because I avoid that as much as possible. I often manage to score a seat and ride comfortably. Except for one day last week…Here is what happened.

I was sitting at the double seats facing the train doors. As usual at each stop the train picks up more riders. Now the train is crowded, but I have a seat! So I’m good. The comfortable ride came to an end when this male rider stood in front of me with his crotch in my face. Continue reading “Public Trans Chronicles #2 (By G. Othello)”

Public Trans Chronicles (By G. Othello)

Public Transportation Chronicles

With Othello

 

By the time I get off work it is considered rush hour on for the CTA (Chicago Transportation Authority). I see school kids, college students, citizens going about their daily lives and workers. I take the train to and from work. So since I get off of work during the evening hours, by time I get on the the platform to wait for the Kimball bound train at the Belmont Brown Line, the train is crowded! So I wait, I wait and wait for the least crowded train. Here is why:

 

I refuse to squeeze myself on a crowded train. I want to get home and relax just like the next person, but I will wait. I have no problem waiting. I rather wait then to be real life belly to belly with another rider. You are probably wondering why I said “belly to belly with another rider” here is what happened. Continue reading “Public Trans Chronicles (By G. Othello)”