Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Who knew that the Metra has a newsletter????? Not this girl! It all started when I stopped by my favorite Ogilvie bar after working late. I had 20 minutes to kill before my train, and I had every intention of boarding the train early and finishing up some paper work, BUT I couldn't help but notice a sign advertising a drink special on Manhattans. I stopped in for 1, because it would be rude to walk past my favorite bar serving my favorite drink on special. So, I had my drink and then boarded the train as planned...and that's when I saw it: the Metra newsletter. It was the headline on the front page that caught my eye: "Shhh! Quiet cars to debut". Praise the sweet little baby Jesus; it's about f***ing time!!!!! After reading the article I found the most amazing thing: the Metra Soundingboard. A forum for all of the tired, cranky commuters to provoke and insult each other. Had I known of it's existence I may never have started this blog! Naturally, I couldn't help myself and I emailed the following post:
"Title: Wilmette Wrangler
I would like to preface this rant by clarifying that I did not christen this woman the "wilmette wrangler" I just over heard her nickname from others who have experienced her wrath. She really is the worst of the worst, takes up all 4 seats(during rush hour!!!) at the end of the car with her various CVS bags and punishes anyone who sits across from her by piling her bags on them. I am one of her many victims. She treats the conductors like garbage and throws a screaming tantrum if anyone is sitting in "her" seat when she boards. She is an infamous terror on the UP North line and needs to be taught a lesson- so I am going to sit in "her" seat as often as possible."
Like I said, couldn't be helped....liquid courage and what not. Which brings me to my next brilliant idea! I am going to share my favorite posts from the Sounding Board when I find ones that thoroughly entertain me.....STARTING NOW:
"Title: He's asking for it
For you people bashing the seat-hoggers: I am one of those people! I can tell you one thing: I have to wake up at 4am to catch the train. You betcha I am going to get the double seat on the top closest to the exit. When you get on the train and I see you coming I act like I am sleeping. Why, you ask? Because some of you don't shower, or fart right next to me. I for one am not dealing with this on my way to work. I don't care how much you whine. Your enemy the seat-hogger!!! Jake"
HOLY BALLSTEIN! I don't know if I hate him or love him...can't decide