Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The CTA is onto me

Ever have one of those moments? The kind when you catch a bit of dialogue from the television or radio, or hear part of a public service announcement, and at that precise moment whatever random statement you heard seems aimed directly at you? I had a moment like that this morning, on the el train headed downtown.

Just as I got on I heard this announcement:

"Soliciting and gambling are prohibited on CTA vehicles."

Damn it. Now I'll never be able to sell enough tube socks, umbrellas and incense to bankroll my floating shell game.


Johnny Yen said...

Do you remember back in the eighties, before the automated announcements, the guy who was really entertaining? "Flying 30 feet above the city...." It was always a treat when I'd get his train.

lulu said...

I remember him! He drove the Brown Line train for a while.

Tenacious S said...

I remember an awesome bus driver in San Francisco too. Bubs, how will your family survive?

Bubs said...

I remember a guy on the line that ran from Evanston to the loop being very entertaining:

Come on people, step like it's payday, let's go!

I've used that line on my kids more than a few times.

Johnny Yen said...

Lu-- yes, that was him! Bubs-- that might have been him as well.