sovietskank.wordpress.com Bad Manners: Chicago Edition By KatieJ 04/08/2015 Chicago News Chicagoans are proud to live here. And right we should be. Midwesterners-at-heart, we’re known for our hospitality and of course, our ability to have a good time. But even the most welcoming among us has moments when we want to scream at the lingerers, the solicitors, and the tourists. We usually keep our mouths shut and choose to boil with internal rage instead. Because we are Chicagoans, not New Yorkers. We protect our own, even when we fantasize about trapping them in an El turnstile. Here’s a list of the 12 most annoying things we as Chicagoans put up with. Feel free to comment and add more, because you need space to feel your feels. 1. Passengers who walk on the train car before letting people walk off, effectively trapping them weknowmemes.com Way to go, you’ve now trapped a bunch of innocents on that train car. All because you couldn't wait the extra 15 seconds for them to walk out. 2. Standing bus passengers who refuse to move down the aisle to make space for people trying to board imgarcade.com These (likely freezing) people have been patiently staring at the bus tracker for the past 7 minutes. So no, your cozy personal space in the aisle is not more important than those poor, street-standing bastards who will now be late to work, with a bit of frostbite. 3. People who play music OUT LOUD on the train As if all riders consented to listen to Willow Smith sing “Whip My Hair” during their morning commute. And why is it that people think their cell phone speakers double as Bose headphones? If there’s anything worse than hearing someone else’s chosen mood music before you've had your morning coffee, it’s the garbled, screechy version that emits from their cell phone. Plug it in people, and let us continue to ride to work, sleeping with our eyes open. 4. When you forget there’s a Cubs, Sox, Bulls, or Blackhawks game (or parade), and you try to do anything... at all sovietskank.wordpress.com We love our Chicago teams. That’s a given. But when you’re sober and trying to get real life shit done, this can be a nightmare. The trains, buses, streets, parking garages, and coffee shops are filled with loud fans who somehow got the day off to drink and flaunt their freedom in front of the hardworking folks who just want to get to where they're going. 5. People who hold their umbrellas low enough to stab those walking in the opposite direction memecreator.eu Where is your spatial awareness? When you’re carrying a dripping wet, wide-load object down a narrow piece of concrete, note those passing by! They are diving out of the way to avoid a wet collision while you’re staying nice and dry, oblivious. Just lift it up! Is that so hard?! 6. Leaving dog shit in the middle of the sidewalk videobash.com It's one thing when you're running late and forget the baggies. It happens to the best of us. But when it's on the sidewalk? Camouflaged by leaves so that an unknowing pedestrian will step in shit? Come on! It's like you're trying to ruin everyone's days. 7. Chatty sidewalk solicitors who disregard your headphones and obvious desire to ignore them hercampus.com Ahem...Greenpeace, World Children's Fund. You’ve got a job to do, we get it. And of course we need to save the earth, needy children, and the like. We’re not monsters. But when someone has their head down, avoiding eye contact, and walking briskly past with their headphones in, it’s not an invitation for you to make your pitch. Sorry, live and let live. 8. People who let the door close when you’re right behind them gifsoup.com All it would take is a few extra seconds. And you know what? It’s not about having to open the door ourselves. It’s about that mini rejection by you, a fellow human, which we just don't need. The subtext of you closing door in our faces: “you’re alone in the world, so open your own damn door.” 9. People who suddenly stop in the middle of the sidewalk a-magazine.co.uk Taking a photo? Looking at the sites? Moving so slowly you're basically standing still? Welcome to Chicago, you must be new (or just visiting). But other people are trying to get by you, and we have already seen all of this. Just please, move over! 10. ...Or, groups of people who take up the entire sidewalk so no one can get by in either direction memegenerator.net We’ve all been there. Walking in one big cluster, laughing and having fun with our friends. But we’ve also all been the ones in a rush who have to off-road into the street to get by. Please continue to love your friends, but just know that you don’t OWN the sidewalk. 11. No one having any respect for the rules of the road Funny451.blogspot.com There's no winning here. When there’s a green arrow but pedestrians start walking across the street anyway, cars turning left have no choice but to let them do this. Those cars only get one chance, and they’ve been waiting for that god forsaken arrow! Just as inconsiderate are the cars who keep turning AFTER the arrow is gone. They want to squeeze a right of way in there. But it’s over, deal with it. Respect the signals, people.And while we're at it, the crosswalks without a light. If there are no pedestrians anywhere, it's not a de facto stop sign. So don't take your sweet ass time pretending it is. But when there ARE people trying to cross the crosswalk, STOP. Don't just keep driving as if they're invisible. 12. Jackhammering at the ass-crack of the weekend dawn weknowmemes.com Congrats, you’ve survived the hell of the week, while keeping your mouth shut about all of the above. It’s early on your first weekend day off, and suddenly you’re unable to sleep because there’s a jackhammer being used on your street, which (apparently) must absolutely begin at the ass crack of dawn. God forbid the deafening noise wait until noon. But alas, we forge on. lovethispic.com Yes, there is so much rudeness, everywhere. It might seem so satisfying to just scream at people. But we are Chicagoans. We strive to keep our good name and that requires suppressing how we really feel. That way, we can continue to boast about our city at every cocktail party, vacation, and family reunion. Keep killing them with kindness, and do your part to keep this city great. quickmeme.com Subscribe to get the best Chicago stories delivered free right to your inbox. Yes Please! Thank you for subscribing!