Remember the bad old days when a voice on the PA system at a train station would puncture your eardrums with this announcement.
‘The next train WAH on platform WAH will be leaving WAH.’
You’d stand there like the rest of the ‘stunned mullets’ on the platform trying to make sense of the announcement.
Well, it happened to me the other day when I tried to catch a train home, from town.
I’d just been to ‘Jeff’s Shed’ (Melbourne Exhibition Centre) for the Melbourne Digital Camera Show.
Standing on the platform watching a hoard of Collingwood supporters descend from the carriages (not a pleasant sight) I heard the WAH WAH man.
‘Crackle, crackle, the next train WAH on platform WAH will be leaving WAH.’
I felt as though I was catapulted back to the past when the WAH WAH man was a regular feature of our train system.
I recovered what was left of my senses and spotted the oncoming train. It was my train. No thanks to the WAH WAH man.
Hmm, maybe the PA system should have a translator.
Then we would all understand the WAH WAH man.
And catch the right train.
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