Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Tanoy Annoyance

Why is it that mobile phones pick up railway tanoy announcements so clearly?

There must be a reason, why they get picked up disproportionately loudly - what is background noise for the individual in situ, becomes completely dominant at the other end of the call.

Attempting a Greenbelt telephone conference last night, with one of the nine parties participating on a mobile phone from Euston station was a little trying to say the least.

Still it was good to know which platform the Carlisle train would be departing from and where the quiet zones and shop can be found on the 19.05 to Manchester - you never know when that kind of information could come in handy...

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