Stand sideways like you’re on a surfboard and hang on
As difficult as it is to give up the sight of tourists and businessmen falling over like drunken idiots whenever the El has a lead-foot conductor, the time has come to establish an easy method for maintaining balance while riding the El. Step one: stand facing sideways, parallel to the window. Step two: hold on to a standalone bar, or one connected to the back of a seat. Step three: wait until the train car stops and exit with dignity.
Best of Chicago 2013