Crazy Stuff You See While Riding The CTA
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By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — Oh, the things you will see on the CTA.
Just last night, a Red Line commuter spotted a well-dressed gentleman focused on his phone, while straddling a keg of some sort of Anheuser–Busch product.
That got us to wondering, what else have people spotted on the CTA, aside from that well-publicized live alligator taking a ride to O’Hare International Airport.
Sure enough, there is a fantastic website that curates those amazing moments on the trains and buses. The photos on peopleofthecta.com range from humorous, to outrageous to downright disgusting. There is a photo on there that proves customers’ recent complaints about certain riders using the rail cars/buses as a toilet.
We won’t show you that one, but here is just a sampling of what you will find:
Fast-food garbage is ubiquitous on seats and floors, but teeth? It’s as if the person simply gave up after the dentures fell out.
Commuters who do a 2-for-1 deal on an L train are bad enough. Turning four seats into a lounge space is outrageous.
Smoking on a crowded train is so 1950s. It’s amazing that nobody seems to care.
Somebody call the Fashion Police! The pattern on those pajamas clashes with the furry coat.
Darning your socks on the train when there’s nobody there … nobody cares.
Sock guy, please find this guy. He needs a pair. This might stop people from ever touching those poles again.