OK, so the material isn’t exactly Oscar Wilde, or even Oscar Mayer, but it gets the job done.
Another type of announcement one will occasionally hear on the L is the declaration of one’s run number. I heard one this morning, as I was somewhere between nodding off and working the Sudoku puzzle in the Sun-Times. It went like this: “Welcome aboard Red Line run 911.”
Well that woke me up! I mean, I don’t think we should ever forget the significance of that date, but it kind of caught me off-guard.