‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ Now Taboo on New York Subways

I thought the announcer was kidding when I heard this on the radio the other day, but no, he wasn’t.

You know those garbled, hard-to-understand announcements you hear over the subways’ PA systems? Well, a memo from the grand poobahs at the Transit Authority has forbidden announcers, conductors, and other employees from addressing passengers as “ladies and gentlemen” (https://townhall.com/columnists/toddstarnes/2017/11/11/ladies-and-gentlemen-no-longer-welcome-on-nyc-subways-n2407854).

Why? Well, need you ask? “Ladies and gentlemen” might offend Transgendered Persons, our new Cherished Minority whose comfort overwhelms any other consideration.

But that’s just me being divisive again: ask any liberal. A really cool un-divisive person just goes along with anything and everything the Left demands of him.

I wonder what a big fat raspberry sounds like over a subway PA system.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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