Simply Six Minutes: How’d They Do That?

Well, this certainly looks like a logistical nightmare…

I grew up in Chicago, and from the time I was in high school to the time I left for Atlanta, I used the Chicago Transit Authority’s Rapid Transit system, what they called the combination of elevated and subway trains. Often, I had to carry bulky items with me: luggage, computer equipment, packages to be shipped, packages I picked up, guitars, amplifiers, you name it. In all those cases, the items were reasonably small, and with enough effort and pre-planning, it was possible, albeit not easy, to get them through the station, on board the train, off the train, and out of the other station.

But a lawn mower? I can’t think of a good reason to try and move one of those by subway or elevated train. Why would you even put yourself in a position where you would even be tempted to try?

Reminds me of the guy who has to get a grandfather clock repaired, and he carries it by subway to the repair location. Naturally, he’s knocking into people, blocking doors and aisles. Finally, this little old lady says "why can’t you wear a wristwatch like everyone else does?

Christine runs Simply Six Minutes.

15 thoughts on “Simply Six Minutes: How’d They Do That?

  1. Love the grandfather clock story! I can’t imagine moving something like that…or a lawnmower.


  2. Hahaha! I never heard that one before. I have never really lived in a place where there is even public transportation offered. It is definitely more work that jumping in a car but I guess if you grow up with it as your normal it isn’t so bad.


    1. In Chicago, practically everyone uses public transit. Parking fees downtown are exorbitant. People from the suburbs take the Metra trains (formerly operated by the Chicago & Northwestern, The Milwaukee Road, or the Illinois Central) if a bus or rapid transit line isn’t near them. The CTA went on strike in 1979 and threw the city into a panic…

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    1. We got one from Mary’s aunt, which is locked in Mary’s “office” because it wouldn’t be safe anywhere else. We had professional movers bring it and place it, and we have no intention of moving it again…

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      1. The clock was a gift from long ago when I lived in Florida. It’s has been moved many times, professionally from Florida to New Jersey, back to Florida and now Georgia. It’s very cumbersome to move and I would like to sell it. However, there’s not much call for a used Grandfather clock.


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