Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Another letter to the CTA

Dear Sir or Madam:

Yesterday, October 1, 2007, at approximately 11:30 AM, on the Red Line, just after passing the Thorndale stop, heading north, on train car number 2953, I spied a maggot squirming on the seat next to where I was sitting. This was obviously distressing not only because maggots are disgusting but also because they do just pop up spur-of-the-moment. No, I suspect the maggot had been living with more of his kind on the train for some time, having been born of rotting food or flesh or both. This means that train car number 2953 was not properly cleaned— who knows for how long?

Please do a better job cleaning the train cars. I know the fare is a mere $2.00 ($1.75 for those who succumbed to the CTA credit card) but still, I expect a bit more from your organization, the least of which includes a maggot free commute.