Getting Old Isn’t All Bad

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Nancy, one of the engineers on the Guatemala trip, qualified for the “Seniors Ride Free” program offered by the CTA.  Perhaps it’s rude to mention a friend’s age online like this, but I don’t think she’d mind because every time I see her she manages to steer the conversation to free transit, often producing her pass and rubbing it in my face.

One of the nice things about being a student was getting a U-Pass from the CTA that offered me the fun and freedom of being 65 and older, transit-wise.  Unfortunately, that freedom ended in the middle of June and now I’m paying for the train again like a sucker.

If I managed to ride the CTA 1,371 times I could have totally paid my tuition with free fares.  I didn’t.

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