British tube officials have no sense of humor…

OK, I know the brits are known for thier “stiff upper lip” and all that, but come on, not even a little holiday humor? Apparently a British tube announcer decided to record a few humorous holiday public service announcements. Which, unfortunately, cost her big time:

The messages include:

* “We would like to remind our American tourist friends that you are almost certainly talking too loudly.”

* “Would the passenger in the red shirt pretending to read the paper but who is actually staring at that woman’s chest please stop. You are not fooling anyone, you filthy pervert.”

* “Would passengers filling in answers on their Sudokus please accept that they are just crosswords for the unimaginative and are not in any way more impressive just because they contain numbers.”

* “Here we are crammed again into a sweaty Tube carriage … If you’re female smile at the bloke next to you and make his day. He’s probably not had sex for months.”

Clarke said it was “just a bit of a laugh.” But Tube operator Transport for London (TfL) failed to see the funny side and dropped her, after eight years. – [AP/Reuters]

OK, how seriously uptight do you have to be to not find these humorous. At the very least worth a grin. And after 8 years of service, you’d figure she at least deserved at most a slap on the wrist, as opposed to termination.

If I were a Brit, I’d be organizing a protest, boycotting the tube, something. That lady needs to get her job back. Darn British Tube operators have no sense of humor…

Announcer sacked over spoof messages – [AP/Reuters]


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