Chicago's L train doesn't actually have a circular line, but a group of lines which come together in a circle line effect in a part of the city called The Loop.
So with a few strategic station changes, it's the next best thing.
I rode around, amid lots of people on their phones, and saw and heard:
- A middle-aged woman speaking into a walkie-talkie: "OK, I'm on!"
- A young Woman pulling on a baseball cap like armour
- A woman pursing her lips and momentarily bopping in her seat twirling her hands around
- Two girls with bright pink coats, with white, blue and red beads braided into their hair.
- "It's going be alright. It is going be all right," says a woman into her phone.
- A boy in a purple hoodie looks derisively at a woman's bright pink phone holder.
- Young woman cheerfully declaring, "I noticed it! I noticed it!"
- A middle-aged lady with resplendent red accessories (shoes, spectacles, handbag and shoulder bag) intently reading the Bloomingdales' catalogue.
- A woman sketches a large drawing with dashed lines and arrows into her sketchbook.
- A doleful man slumped against the train wall while carrying a book of torts and laws.
- A woman wearing a bright peach and yellow blouse chewing and popping luminous green gum
- A cheeky young boy propping his feet up on a seat between two men, both of whom studiously ignore him and his feet.