CITY LIFE: Small-time, street-level, workaday power struggles. Embarrassing Lesson: Know Your Environment Before You Open Your Mouth.
Category: City Life
Absurd vignettes about small-time, street-level, workaday power struggles, and related shenanigans. If all politics is local, as they say, then it doesn’t get any more local than people stepping on each other to get ahead in their work and relationships.
The dark underbelly of an Eddie Vedder tour — his management team, as well as the Chicago Theater crew were, at the time, MISERABLE people.
Native Chicago wildlife includes a pest that typically inhabits the Loop. Occasionally, though, Douchebagus Corporatus wanders uptown.
Darwin Award nominees are everywhere in Chicago. My favorite, so far, is a woman pushing a baby stroller across a busy street WHILE TEXTING.
EXCUSE ME: In Chicago, nobody has time for good manners. Nevertheless, I carry on as the very model of a modern major gentleman.
If car horns were turned into deadly lasers, Chicago drivers (and their cars) would all be vaporized by the end of rush hour.
Hey people . . . can we all just agree to walk on the right, instead of meandering like zombies and playing sidewalk chicken?
On every bus, train, and street corner in Chicago, a LOUDMOUTH holds court, bloviating banalities willy-nilly, like a royal leaf blower.
Cubs fans pack the CTA, rubbing each other the right way. By the time the train gets to Addison, some of them have already gotten off.
Sometimes Cubs fans forget that they are guests on MY CTA Red Line train. I don’t get in their cars and act obnoxious.