Friday, January 16, 2009

Church Lady Mafia

They may go by a different name in your neck of the woods but I know you've seen them.

In my world, the nice ladies who ride my Metra line are generally quite, considerate and keep to themselves.

They tend to read the Bible or similar inspirational tracts that they received in church.

All in all a very picturesque scene.

Until you sit in a seat that was meant for their friend.

For those of us who know how it works---those of us who ride a commuter train 5 days a week, it is essential that you know your role.

It's essential that you know who reads, who sleeps, who puts their makeup on and who likes to "spread out."

If you take the train seat of one of the SSCLM, that's your ass.

SSCLM is short for the south side church lady mafia.

No harsh words are spoken, no voices are raised.

One look is all it takes.

For the most part you should already know your role.

If you're a regular, you have a tad more standing. Slight infractions might be overlooked.

But if you're repeat offender----It will get ugly real fast.

Real, real fast.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Have you noticed that most days, it's almost ALL ladies on our Metra? I find that odd but I rarely see dudes riding home at night.