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Monday, August 14, 2006

Tube Driver or Air Stewardess

A little politness goes a long way

I don't if my Piccadilly Line Tube driver the other day used to be an air stewardess or cabin crew or whatever they are called at the moment, but she was one of the most cheerful and well spoken drivers I've ever heard.

With each stop she would very politely announce the station names with introductions such as "If you've been waiting patiently for the Bakerloo line, your wait is over as you can change at Piccadilly Circus for the Bakerloo Line".

There are a few more examples here, not recorded brilliantly but you get the general gist of what she's saying:

Announcement one

Announcement two

Announcement three

It took lots of people on the train by surprise, but in a very pleasant way.

Do you ever come across any unusual Tube drivers on your journey - whether unusually cheerful or unusually miserable? Do you think they all should take some happiness lessons like this woman, or should they reflect the general mood of the commuters?

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