Mr Speaker

Ferries change their tune

"Ladies and gentlemen,
For your comfort and safety please take note of the following points:

  • Isles are to be kept clear of all obstructions.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the location of life jackets,
  • And in the event of an emergency, follow instructions from the crew.
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere on board the vessel.

Thank you for your co-operation."

That's a helpful message that no doubt pounded the inside of the crew and cafe staff of Sydney Ferries as they slept.

But in a move that could only be described as uninteresting, the much loved greetings and warnings have been re-recorded and ever-so-slightly modified. The underlying sentiment of these essential guides remain identical, though the exact phrasing has been amended to include more words.

Thankfully they have been read by the same voice of the originals, and shouldn't take too long to become burnt into ferry passenger's ear-retinas.

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