2010年3月20日土曜日

I don't think anyone's listening....

Unscheduled in-house PA announcement this evening.

You can tell they're unscheduled when the box makes crackling noises and then suddenly bursts into speech without the customary lead in music.

Unscheduled messages tend to be important- fires, floods, typhoon warnings, missing old people etc etc.

Today's was:

"This is town hall. Some areas of Azusagawa are currently experiencing a blackout. Central Electric is working on the problem. We ask for your co-operation. Please be patient. I repeat..."

I can see how that would be a reassuring message if you were experiencing a blackout. Especially at night.

But, uhhhh, the in-house PA system?

It's electric....

3 件のコメント:

achan さんのコメント...

only in Japan!!!

L. さんのコメント...

...kind of like when they offer assistance to non-Japanese speakers, in Japanese!

thefukases さんのコメント...

L. Yup! And going through Immigration in February the person in charge of the foreigner queue wouldn't/ couldn't speak English. Why?