*warning, city snob rant ahead: Tourists are ALWAYS bad on Michigan Avenue... Seriously I avoid Michigan like the plague. They stroll along, 8 people from rural Indiana who came to the big city for their vacation walking side by side so that no one can pass by them. I don't think any of then actually even shop, so why they stroll down michigan beats the hell outta me, but they certainly do. And the best? They stop the bus (The bus full of people trying to get to work!!!!) to ask the bus driver
"DO YOU GO TO THE MUSEUM?"
Then depending on the bus drivers answer the convo goes
NO? WHICH BUS DO I TAKE TO THE MUSEUM?
"OH OKAY GREAT! DO YOU HAVE CHANGE FOR A TWENTY?"...
"AND CAN YOU LET US KNOW WHEN WE NEED TO GET OFF THE BUS FOR THE MUSEUM?"
while they load up grandma and their triple wide stroller that they use to push their 9 year old in.
They take their sweet time while everyone is getting pissed off as we sit through ANOTHER green light waiting for them to load up.
Then grandma or mom doesn't hold on to the railings on the bus when it starts going and stumbles and has to catch herself in someone's lap because oh my Gosh he just took off so fast and wasn't that so funny?!?!
No. No one is laughing. But the first few weeks of "spring" weather? THE WORST. It's 45 degrees and sunny in Chicago today... and that means they're here. (shudder)
Waiting at the bus stop on Michigan Avenue this morning in their MATCHING ELMO SHIRTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.
So yeah... tourist season is upon us. And I need a new freaking bus route.