Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The well-versed train driver

A driver announcement made on this morning's 0720 ex-Frankston train to explain a delay between Glenhuntly and Caulfield:

Ladies and gentlemen

The signal is against me

We’re waiting for a down train

Before we can proceed

(verbatim except for one word)


Calembeena said...

Before we may proceed?

Peter Parker said...

Calembeena - the word that I substituted was proceed - the driver used some other term like 'continue' or 'go' - can't remember.

But 'before we may proceed' is certainly better than either.