“…and it starts with you go f**k yourself.”
On the newer trains (like the 2 train), they’ve added some more public service announcements. They aren’t especially new, but they seem to be playing them a lot more, and they’re starting to piss SUBWAYblogger off.
For the longest time, you only had a couple basic announcements from the voice in the ceiling.
“Backpacks and other large containers are subject to random search by the police.”
“Please do not block the doors while the train is in the station.”
“If you see a suspicious package or activity, do not keep it to yourself. Tell a police officer or an MTA employee.”
Those pretty much summed it up for years.
Now there’s these obnoxious ones that say, “If you see an elderly, pregnant, or handicap person near you offer your seat. You’ll be standing up for what’s right (pun intended). Courtesy is contagious and it starts with you.”
First of all, lay off the “jokes.” Standing up for what’s right? Hey here’s an idea. You hire staff that knows how to speak English when using the PA system. That sounds “right” to me. It’s not to much to ask to be able to hear and understand the more critical announcements.
If you want to stand up so that Mrs. Preggers or Grandma can sit down, fine. If you don’t, who cares. That’s life. We don’t need you’re little reminders.
It’s almost as infuriating as President Obama having to hold a press conference to remind people to wash their hands in order to avoid swine flu.
Gents, let’s just stick to running the trains.