Wednesday, May 2

Sirens

Is it just me or does anyone else think that sirens in radio advertisements, or even those in the background of some records should be banned. We have one in particular on Barrow's Abbey FM, you know the type "had an accident contact us and sue some poor beggar for loads of cash". This one has a loud ambulance siren going for a minute or two before the actual advert, and every time it catches me out, I end up slowing down and looking all around for the non existent ambulance. Now I just turn the sound down as soon as I hear the siren, just in case it is the real thing. You can never tell which direction our sirens are coming from, and you see drivers looking all around them and you always get one that panics when they realise that they are in the way. You know the one, they always go the wrong way and end up blocking the road altogether , and then of course this makes them panic even more. Talking of sirens I thought the days of policemen hiding with speed guns was over, but no this Sunday morning I spotted one. There he was with his car hidden in a driveway, he was unsuccessfully trying to hide his portly frame behind a lamppost and jumping out when a car come along and pointing his hairdryer at it. But considering that it was 8:00am on a Sunday morning I would suspect that he wasn't really after giving speeding tickets. Maybe it would be an ideal opportunity to smell the booze on the breath of the drivers who had too much the night before. So be warned more drivers are being prosecuted for driving over the limit the morning after than ever before. Do the sensible thing get a taxi!

4 comments:

brian white said...

YOUR DEAD RIGHT THEY ARE A PAIN I LOOK ALL THE TIME TO THEY DO YOUR HEAD IN AND HERE IS ANOTHER 1 FOR YOU LISTEN TO THE BAY NEWS THAT HAS SOMTHING PLAYIN IN THE BACK GROUND AND I THINK ITS MY CAR MAKING NOISES ITS GETS ME ANGRY WHATS THE POINT IN THE NOISE ITS DOES NOT DO ANYTHING APART FORM ANOY CHEERS BRI

Forman said...

yeah, very annoying, while we're at it, lets ban horns too.

John said...

About drink driving. Those home breathalisers are not accurate, I bought one, had it replaced by another faulty one and then had to fight for my money back.
Told me I was .50 after 7 pints, the replacement one read 0 all the time.
Just don't drink and drive.

TUFFENUF said...

YES! Those sirens on the radio give me a scare! It makes me mad every time I hear a commercial with a damn siren. You are right, it should be illegal!