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.

5 comments:

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.