That Subway Ride

I took the subway, or “the L” as the Chicago natives call it, home from work today. Normally I drive but Cody needed my car to bring my brother to the air port.

I have a very strong love/hate relationship with the subway. This amazing contraption can get me home in a little over an hour, without the mess of sitting in traffic and only costs me $3. On the other hand, traveling on the L in rush hour is NOT RECOMMENDED.

The things I love:

  • Super cheap travel
  • Free entertainment (be on the lookout for a “People of the L” post)
  • I DON’T HAVE TO DRIVE
  • I can read or write or think free thoughts all while traveling home
  • No fighting crazy traffic
  • I know exactly how long it will take me to get from point A to point B (thanks CTA maps)
  • Making new friends with people who have a mutual love/hate relationship with public transportation

Things I don’t love:

  • In rush hour, personal space does NOT exist
  • People who get a little TOO friendly
  • The smells…
  • Stuffy stuffy air

So all in all, I like more about the L than I dislike . When I first moved to the city, I’ll admit, i was terrified of public transportation but now it has turned into one of the biggest blessings (especially when I don’t want to give up a good parking spot).

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