Stand on the left side of the El escalator
One of the few moments to be ashamed of abiding by Midwestern niceties occurs almost daily to commuters. Without fail, there is always that one, mindless, lazy individual who is camped out on the left side of the escalator, flying in the face of our unspoken social contract. Grit your teeth no more, increasingly impatient Midwesterners! Let us take a page from the East Coast and commit to being blunt in this circumstance. Do us all a favor and tell that idiot to walk or move to the right so we can be on our merry way.
Best of Chicago 2013