Things You Don't Consider Until It's Too Late

1) They call it the Windy City for a reason; plan your wardrobe choices accordingly and be careful when wearing a skirt.

2) Sandals, flip flops, Crocs, etc. will leave you with disgustingly dirty feet at the end of your trip, regardless of how short or long it was.

3) Bring your CTA pass everywhere, even when you think you won't need it.

4) Avoid carrying a purse/bag if possible (personal preference).

5) Taking photos makes you a tourist even if you're technically not one.

6) Carry an umbrella at all times, even if you have to shove it down the back of your pants to make it happen.

7) Never ever for any reason sit in the single isolated seat located at the back of each car on the El. It smells like pee because someone has peed there. I promise.

8) There will always be someone better dressed than you. The upside? There will always be someone more ridiculously dressed than you. Cart around a pair of heels & some dangly earrings if it makes you feel better to do so.

9) Sales tax is 10% and prices here make you feel like using your firstborn as a bartering tool might be appropriate.

10) Public transportation takes about twelve times longer to get you to your destination than a car would.

Please share your experiences in the comments section!

1 Response on "Things You Don't Consider Until It's Too Late"

  1. Meredith says:

    hahahaha I really did "lol" at number seven.

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