Tuesday, 17 November 2009
When we were in our long distance (220mile) courting stage, Mrs Rine and myself found Sally Traffic on Radio 2 a Guardian Angel as we negotiated the 4 to 5 hour journey of Motorways and A-Roads.
"Police dealing with an Incident" and "Operation Stack" were phrases we dreaded, along with "Stationery Traffic on the M6" which turned out to be a massive delivery convoy of envelopes and writing paper.
Two things about Sally Traffic still puzzle me.
Firstly, we never hear from her colleague Maureen Harvaner on air, yet every traffic bulletin is signed off, "I'll be back with Maureen Harvaner". Spooky. Where is Maureen?
The other question is why she insists on using the word "earlier" to describe accidents. "There are hold-ups due to an earlier accident on the 62" doesn't need the "earlier" as an accident that wasn't "earlier" wouldn't have happened yet. I may have to take the matter up with her.
Mind you, I suppose there could have been a lot of tanker spillages and she could be referring to Oilier accidents. Like the show, Steve.