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The local radio station currently has this thing they do called "...said NO-ONE EVER."

Like "Isn't it wonderful being stuck in traffic! ...said NO-ONE EVER." Or "I hate having the day off work! ...said NO-ONE EVER."

They put these in between songs, with the idea clearly being to say "Look at how relatable we are! We know what you think! You hate being stuck in traffic? We hate being stuck in traffic! We're like you! Listen to our radio station!"

I don't know how effective it is, but it's a strategy that is failing horribly on me, simply because of the first one of these that I heard. It said: "I just love hearing my eTag beep when I'm on Citylink! ...said NO-ONE EVER."

The problem with this? I do kinda love it. I get what they're going for – the fact that tolls cost money, and every time it beeps I'm losing a few cents. But... the eTags do it all automatically, and every time it beeps I get a little jump of "Ooh! Technology! How fun!" which makes me feel really cool and modern and like we're going to have flying cars any day now.

...which makes me all grumpy and annoyed at the radio station calling me "no-one ever". Because, stuff you, radio station! I like my automatic payment beeping thingy!

Date: 2013-12-09 03:01 am (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Love)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
I completely get your point because I like weird things too.


Date: 2013-12-09 04:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lliira
Also, lots of people hate having the day off work when they're broke and need as many days at work as possible to pay their bills.

Date: 2013-12-09 04:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eilowyn1
We had a thing in the US last Thursday called The Sound of Music LIVE!, which was Carrie Underwood (of American Idol fame) and Stephen Moyer (who plays Bill on True Blood and irritates the hell out of me) did The Sound of Music. It was a big deal, and NBC got the highest ratings on a Thursday night since ER's finale. Anyway, one of the snarkier articles I read about it started with "Carrie Underwood is kind of like the Julie Andrews of country music said NO ONE EVER!"

And that's what I thought of when I read this post. My mom feels like you, because she loves Carrie Underwood.

Date: 2013-12-20 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] dr_carrot
I like the e-tag beeps as well! Two reasons, one is it reassures me that my e-tag is functioning, so ian not going to wind up with a fine, and it reminds me that we do our tolls so much better than the USA, where there are toll booths, and indecipherable systems and tickets that you have to hold onto until the next booth, but no one tells you that until the next booth, get my drift!


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