Thursday, February 9, 2012

Those irritating announcements

A few months back, when Rainbow won the village elections, he got his minions to give out feedback forms about ferry services. One of the questions was: Are the announcements too much, just enough, too little. I circled "too much".

I might as well have thrown my form into the bin because soon after that First Ferry upped the number of announcements. There are additional ones about wearing seatbelts and coughing into tissue papers. In fact, there are so many announcements now that they are still droning on even after we have left the bay in the morning.

The worst one is the new welcome announcement. The English announcer alternates between drawling and over-enunciation and emphasises all the wrong syllables: "WeeALcome to the FIRST feARRY..."

Argh! As if putting up with cockroaches, the smell of stale food and chewing gum is not enough. Was the fare hike just so they could pay someone to make more unwelcome announcements?


  1. Yay, thank you. I'm glad I'm not alone in feeling like throttling someone when the announcements come on,