TWO PET PEEVES
Last month’s Bi-Level was informative but a tad boring. So, I’m writing to comment on two things and hopefully throw a little humor into the read too. To the volume issue first, for those who insist on listening to their music, news, etc. (but it’s usually the music) at a volume that I can hear when I am sitting half a car away from you – are you deaf? If not you surely will be soon. The second issue is directed to all the people who are so self-centered that they think the Metra personnel have nothing better to do than clean seats that you have left your dirt, grime and/or mud from your shoes on or that other people who come on the train after you should have to clean up just so they can have a seat. By all means, stretch out, make yourself comfortable – but at least have the courtesy to either take your footwear off (unless you have stinky feet because that would surely tick off other riders in your immediate vicinity) or here’s a novel idea – put something on the seat so you don’t get it dirty (maybe even use an old Bi-Level issue – sorry guys, just had to throw that in there). Just sayin...
Seriously? You call us boring, suggest we should be used as a seat liner, and then expect us to use your letter? Heck yeah, we’ll use it! Because it provides us with a clumsy segue to the results of our “Rice Nice” survey. We asked you to vote for pet peeves that were not covered in the first round of posters. The winners? Rowdy groups, saving seats, eating something stinky, prematurely clogging the aisles and hands-free sneezing and coughing. Look for the new posters by this summer. FYI, noisy neighbors and feet on seats were covered in the first round, and we’re not wild about people putting their feet up, period.