As I have just found a fancy new job in the city, I spend a lot of time on the CTA. This is not because I live in the city a nd find it easier to get around, and it sure as hell isn't because I have finally decided I give a shit about the environment1. It's because I leave for work at the ass crack of dawn and driving in a city full of cab drivers with death wishes and people who have such little regard for thier own safety that they will walk in front of a moving fucking vehicle and take it on faith that the driver will stop instead of running them over just doesn't sound like a whole hell of a lot of fun to me.
That, and the City of Chicago got all sorts of pissy last time I tried it2.
1 Perhaps if it wasn't so fucking trendy I'd have a different assessment. Until then, I offer the following agreement: you stop blathering about it, and I'll stop wishing that your Prius would randomly burst into flames.
2 You drive on one sidewalk, and all the sudden you're worse than Osama Bin Laden.
3 Read: felt guilty
4 Lest I have to choke a bitch.
5 Fine. It was more of a high pitched shriek.
6 I know this beacuse I have yet to see anyone starve to death waiting for the el.
7 Which are ridiculous to wear in the city but look fabulous thank-you-very-much.
8 Techincally anyone who gives me presents that doesn't expect me to sleep with them later works for me, but let's not split hairs.