Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Metro

One of my favorite things to do as I am riding on the metro is to notice the kind of announcer on the metro, whose job it is to announce over the intercom what metro line the occupants are using and what the next stop is, etc.

What is amazing to me is that there is a WIDE variety of announcers.

Some metro announcers are short, bored, and barely audible: "ch hmur hmer blue line hmur hmer. ch".

Others seem quiet spry, with the kind of voice that you could expect to burst into a rendition of "Oh When the Saints Go Marching In": "ch NEXT Stop. EASTERN Market. ch"

And then there are those that must believe that they are announcing at Madison Square Garden: "ch THIS IS THE RED LINE...Line...line, HEADED TO LARGO TOWN CENTER...Center...center ch"

Either way it is always pretty clear when it is our stop for our apartment. "It's just when we are the only white people left on the train," as Wifey helped me realize.

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

Ha Ha. I can actually picture it.

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