Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Overheard Tannoy Announcement #1
Location: The Southport to Liverpool train - 13th July 2011.
(CLICK. WEARY SIGH. MALE VOICE. BROAD LANCASHIRE ACCENT)
" 'Ello. It's Wednesday. I know it's Wednesday 'cos this morning I woke up and 'eard on the radio that one lucky winner in this country 'ad won £161 million on t' Euro Lottery.
" For just that moment I dared believe it could've been me. I went downstairs and checked on t' Internet and all my dreams came crashing down.
"I 'adn't won a dam' thing an' I would 'ave to come into work this afternoon.
"Lookin' on the bright side, at least comin' into work got me away from the mother-in-law. Because if I 'ad won that lottery I'd have 'ad to spend the afternoon with 'er.
(BIG SIGH. CLICK)
(CLICK AGAIN) Oh, yes this is the 16.30 to Hunts Cross calling at - well, all the stations inbetween."