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Monday, March 29, 2010

Windy City Rules: Follow them

Talk about truly experiencing Bright Lights, Sweaty Armpits--I had to drive today and run 3 errands!  Why the exclamation point and sweaty 'pits?  This Wyoming girl is still scared to death of driving in the city.  But I totally aced it today, and I was even swerving around the slow Hoosier drivers.  (Sorry Indiana friends).

I've decided there are four tricks to successful driving in the windy city...
  1. Painted lines on the road mean nothing; they are really just a guide.
  2. Understand that cab drivers are on suicide missions, and don't care if they hurt you or their already banged up yellow death machines.
  3. City bus drivers are apparently the 2nd or 3rd highest paid in the country, regardless, they act disgruntled and don't care about you.  Know that they will take up a lane and a half, and if they are driving a double decker, count on two.
  4. Tourists, both driving and walking, are apparently overcome by the sights and sounds of it all, so they'll stop on green and walk/drive on red.  Watch out!
Know these simple Chicago rules, and you're good to go.

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