Do you think it was ever used to clean the platforms?
When you live in a city like Chicago, you get used to a lot of things: street peddlers, panhandlers, traffic, and so on. Some times you see things that seem out of place, but you just shrug your shoulders and move on.
For at least a year now, while I have been waiting on the platform for the northbound Red Line train, I've been staring at what is an odd sight: a broom at track level leaning up against the subway wall. Perhaps you've noticed it too. What is that thing doing there? Surely it isn't being used to clean the tracks? It looks like a piece of urban art just begging to be framed, hung in a gallery, and sold for $100,000 (now there's an idea for someone who is currently underemployed).
Look at that poor broom standing in all the muck in the subway. It looks like it decided it was hopeless to try and clean the place and just gave up.
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What odd sights have you seen around the mean streets of Chicago? South Loop Connection would like to hear from you. Feel free to send us your pictures and maybe you'll see them posted here.