Saturday, November 24, 2007

CTA At Work... Not

On Saturday morning I was out meeting some friends for lunch and we walked by Bed Bath and Beyond to pick up a housewarming gift. Out front of the building at State and Grand was a CTA truck parked halfway up on the sidewalk, with its usual lack of respect for the city or pedestrians.

And why barge up on the curb and park your truck? To take a nap, of course. This hard at work CTA employee was sleeping on the bench in the Bed Bath and Beyond lobby... it wasn't just a quick nap, either - he was down there when we went upstairs, selected our gift, paid for it, and came back down. In this picture you can see the reflection of his truck on the corner - usually the glare from store glass hurts the photo but in this rare case it worked in my favor.

Cross Posted at Chicago Boyz


Dan from Madison said...

Awesome post.

Carl from Chicago said...

Thanks. I am really glad I gave up on that flip video thing and went back to a blog camera... I can get much better shots (or at least more of them). I also sent this to the CTA Tattler we will see if he (she?) posts it up there or not

Dan from Madison said...

I told you that flip video sucked form the get go. Cameras have so much memory now that if you want to do a short video it isn't an issue.

Love the CTA Tattler site, I read it just about every day.

gerry from valpo said...

Like the old joke goes:

Q: What's big, comes in baby blue and sleeps six?

A: A Chicago Streets and San Truck!

Good work Carl! Walter Jacobson could not have done better! And HE got paid for it.