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The 5 Stages Of CTA Train Delay Grief

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Jan 21, 2016 3:59PM

via John W. Iwanski

Major delays on almost all of the CTA's train lines Thursday morning have some trains sitting on the tracks for 40-plus minutes—and slowly, ploddingly, driving late-for-work riders completely insane.

With little else to do besides vent about their predicaments on Twitter, these unlucky CTA riders are a case study in the stages and cycles of grief that a hapless public transit commuter is likely to go through while watching precious minutes of their life slip away on a frozen L-train platform or, worse, somewhere underground with patchy cell phone service.

1. Denial

2. Complaining Into The Void

3. Calling (Or Texting) Everyone You Know

4. Resigning To Your Dismal Fate

5. Sweet Fantasies Of Revenge

Did we miss a stage? Tell us how you feel at Is #CTApocalypse a thing yet?