Spotted this on my way to work, earlier in the week. A few of the panels in the elevator I was in appeared to be missing a screw or two.
Either way, it felt like a sign of laziness – and it made me smile. The rest of my walk to the train, all I could imagine was someone saying to themselves “Eff it, I’m staying home.”
On my way to work, I stopped at Wabash and Randolph and caught some CTA workers painting the El tracks overhead. At first glance, all I caught was the crane in the middle of the street… but after a few moments, I realized the entire structure was in a state of flux: half painted, half unpainted.
The snow that was falling wasn’t quite hail, but ticked on the roof and windshield of the car. So I knew each bit carried a bit of weight.
Drove in to work today, and used a parking lot nearby. As I was taking the elevator down to the ground floor, I noticed this sign – warning about the second floor.
On my way in to work today, I saw this car just sitting in the street – a few feet from the front of my office. It was in the wrong lane, pointed at oncoming traffic.
Whenever there’s a strong rain (with strong winds), I tend to find discarded umbrellas on my way to work. And the funny thing is, whenever one person has discarded their umbrella – that act seems to attract or encourage others to do the same.
On the days when I get off at the Van Buren stop, I pass by this small little door at the base of the ramp. I always wonder what might be behind it, and always thought about pausing to take a photo.
Spotted this on my walk to work today. I found it unusual, as it kind of looks like a storage room – but it’s mostly just a bunch of plywood in a square, with no roof? And some foliage hanging over the top.
Spotted this on the way to work, yesterday. I saw the van go by at an intersection, but got stopped at the following light. Got close enough to snap a photo.
The conductor was on the phone/intercom, but was near the door (and possibly outside)… with the phone stretched taunt, all across the width of the train.
For me though, every time I see the same leaflets on every car… I think about how that’s exactly the sort of thing I’d do, if I were a professional car thief.
I’ve done enough apartment hunting to know that typically, some realtors will leave keys to an apartment unit in locks in this manner. In an interesting twist: these locks contain keys. I find that really silly, the more I think about it.
I was kind of surprised by this, and got a slightly better photo. It made me think that the two of us, though separated by our species, have our little patterns and routines.